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Am I Beautiful? (1998)

¿Bin ich schön? (original title)
German people having trouble with love and identity.

Director:

Doris Dörrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Zielcke ... Angelina
Carla Weindler Carla Weindler ... Carla
Julian Messner Julian Messner ... Philip
Suzanne von Borsody ... Lucy
Franka Potente ... Linda
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Werner
Steffen Wink ... Klaus
Anica Dobra ... Franziska
Iris Berben ... Rita
Oliver Nägele ... Fred
Maria Schrader ... Elke
Dietmar Schönherr ... Juan
Beatriz Castillón Mateo Beatriz Castillón Mateo ... Marie (jung)
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Bodo
Lorenza Sophia Zorer Lorenza Sophia Zorer ... Engel
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In this story, which takes place partly in Spain and Germany, several people have trouble with love, affairs, relations and faith. They are all connected by bonds of blood, marriage, profession or experience. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Spanish

Release Date:

17 September 1998 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Am I Beautiful? See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quest for love
8 September 2002 | by BlancheDeLaForceSee all my reviews

This movie knits a web of stories that revolve around the loveless wedding of a girl, concerning her mother and father, her sisters, her former boyfriend, the wedding party caterer, a girl accidentally met in a rainy evening, and the people these people meet: a Spanish man who brings the ashes of his dead German wife to Germany, to bring her to the rain and green grass she missed; an extravagant girl who seeks the attention of strangers by pretending she is handicapped or ill; the father's mistress who slashes her wrists in a clandestine visit to her lover's house; an abandoned old woman found by the younger sister in the airport.

The stories, located half in Germany and half in Spain, can be intensely poetic, or intensely brutal, or funny, or poignant, and make up an absorbing whole. All of them have to do with love, love being found, lost or hankered after. By the end of the movie the stories have not been brought to any closure; like in life, there are no neat endings.


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