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My Friend the Yeti (2001)

Ein Yeti zum Verlieben (original title)
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Credited cast:
Oliver Stokowski ... Tim Bergmann
Ines Nieri Ines Nieri ... Charlie Bergmann
Sophie von Kessel ... Chris Wendler
Peter Rühring Peter Rühring ... Karlström
Wilfried Hochholdinger ... Mike
Kristina van Eyck ... Lydia
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Gerhard Polacek Gerhard Polacek ... Animal attendant
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Laurens
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Germany

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German

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15 November 2001 (Germany) See more »

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My Friend the Yeti See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Big Foot stomps the small screen
27 January 2003 | by monty-57See all my reviews

German cinema has experienced something of a revival in the past decade. Germany has seen an increase in the quality, quantity and variety of films produced, and the burgeoning German film scene has already produced a number of promising young directors.

One is Berlin-based filmmaker Thorsten Schmidt, whose EIN YETI ZUM VERLIEBEN is a quite a decent family film. Made for German television, the film nevertheless stretches its shoestring budget very well and is a cut above many a family telefilm. It deserves a wider audience and could have easily been distributed theatrically.

YETI tells the story of Tim Bergmann (Oliver Stokowksi, who went on to play one of the inmates in DAS EXPERIMENT) a down-on-his-luck zoologist, his 12-year-old daughter and an opportunistic female business journalist who become embroiled in an adventure involving a captured bigfoot creature on an expedition to the Himalayas. The acting is uniformly good throughout and the Yeti is indeed lovable. The only complaint is that the film is a bit too fast-paced, but then this may be appropriate to TV.

Schmidt has a broadly appealing, breezy directorial style that shows versatility and much promise (his short film ROCHADE won a student Academy Award), and Bernhard Jasper's kinetic and precise cinematography, with streamlined and exquisitely-framed visuals, is about as far-removed from TV movie cinematography as one can get. Schmidt and Jasper are talents to watch out for!


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