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A Friend of Mine (2006)

Ein Freund von mir (original title)
An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

Director:

Sebastian Schipper
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Brühl ... Karl
Jürgen Vogel ... Hans
Sabine Timoteo Sabine Timoteo ... Stelle
Peter Kurth ... Fernandez
Michael Wittenborn ... Naumann
Oktay Özdemir Oktay Özdemir ... Theo
Steffen Groth ... Frank
Jan Ole Gerster ... Cornelius
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernardus Manders Bernardus Manders ... Geschäftsmann (as Berry Manders)
Jens Münchow Jens Münchow
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Storyline

An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Spanish

Release Date:

26 October 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Friend of Mine See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Daniel Brühl and Jürgen Vogel broke Will Smith's world record for most public appearances on the red carpet in 12 hours by attending the movie's premiere in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne (22 October 2006). See more »

Goofs

When Karl and Hans drive the Porches they stop side by side. For a brief moment there is a refuge between the cars. When they drive off it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Karl: Do you think it's "hot" or "top", if I'm kissing your girl-friend?
Hans: You're crazy about her! But, admit it, you're also a wee bit crazy about me, aren't you?
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Fun German Film
14 May 2019 | by socratesadamoSee all my reviews

A FRIEND OF MINE is a wonderful little German film that feels both familiar and different at the same time. As an American viewer, it gave me the chance to see some regular German characters living their life. I don't speak German, but I can read the English subtitles. And in doing so I got a closer look at these Germans than I normally would have.

I got to see just how alike we all are. They deal with the same things we deal with. Apart from that, the acting and directing are wonderful. There are some really great moments in this film. Recommend.


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