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Short Sharp Shock (1998)

Kurz und schmerzlos (original title)
Three friends get caught in a life of major crime.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gabriel
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Bobby
Adam Bousdoukos ...
Costa
Regula Grauwiller ...
Alice
Idil Üner ...
Ceyda
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Muhamer
Oscar Ortega Sánchez ...
Waffenhändler
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Sven
Cem Akin ...
Gabriels Bruder
Sükriye Dönmez ...
Seine Braut
Mustafa Enver Akin ...
Gabriels Vater
Hadiye Akin ...
Gabriels Mutter
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Nejo
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Tänzerin auf Hochzeit
Monique Akin ...
Junge Frau im Reisebüro (as Monique Obermüller)
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Hamburg, Germany. The small crime scene. Three friends: Gabriel from Turkey and just out of prison, Costa from Greece and together with Gabriel's sister, Bobby from Serbia and together with her best friend. Bobby wants to get more into organized crime and decides to apply for a membership in an Albanian gang. As a test, he has to beat up someone who owes his future boss. He can join. Later, when Bobby has to do a weapon's deal on his own, he tries to get his friends in, too. But Gabriel does not want to go back into crime, he is dreaming of a life at the southern Turkish coast, owning a boat rental shop. Costa, always out of money, joins Bobby for one last time before getting good. But before the deal is on, both women start leaving their men for others. And when the deal is on, it goes terribly wrong. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Fatih Akin: the drug dealer Nejo. See more »

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As the camera tracks in to Bobby and Muhamer, the camera and its tracks are reflected on the front door of the car. See more »

Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Nunca diré
Written by Daniel Puente Encina
Performed by Niños con Bombas
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"Scharf wie Chili Muruck!"
6 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

One of the best German movies period!

I grew up in Hamburg and went through similar things shown in this movie and I can relate to it better than to any other movie I've ever seen!

This movie is a drama about the street life in Hamburg, about three friends making decisions that will change their life forever! One coming out of prison and trying to grow up and leave the criminal life behind him, while his two best friends don't let him, as they struggle themselves to find the right way in or out of the criminal lifestyle.

If you like movies such as Mean Streets and La Haine, or if you are just interested to see the other side of Germany, then this movie is for you!


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