#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Three friends get caught in a life of major crime.
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“Mean Streets” in Hamburg-Altona
Why this movie was a failure at the German box-office will always be a mystery to me. Fatih Akin, the director, was obviously influenced by Martin Scorsese’s and Brian DePalma’s first movies but he didn’t try to imitate them. Instead he made one of the first movies which truly celebrates the ‘Multikulti’-society that Germany has become (At least in the larger cities).
You can’t help but like the Turkish, Serbian and Greek protagonists albeit they are criminals. The characters are far too alive and three-dimensional to be seen as stereotypes/cliches thrown in to reinforce prejudices.
To me, KURZ UND SCHMERZLOS was the best German movie of 1998 (Even better than LOLA RENNT) and I recommend it to anyone who likes MEAN STREETS, Matthieu Kassovitz’ LA HAINE or the films of Lars Becker. 9 out of 10.
Not only skinheads will like it…
…everybody else will too. Apparently this film manages to unite people who otherwise have very little in common. The main actor, a Turk, won the price for best actor in Saloniki, Greece. BILD, Germany’s biggest populistic and rather right wing oriented newspaper, applauds the movie and its makers, only to be joined by many other voices from any other political directions.
One of the strange – and good – things about this movie is to see all these foreign looking people talking perfect german, better german actually than many germans do. As Fatih Akin, the director and author puts it: These are the new germans, this is the new reality. He shows it using a very direct approach, letting his own friends play parts of their own lives.
There is a lot of crime and violence in the movie, but hey, this is Hamburg, a big city, with its load of urban problems like any other big city in the world. And if you really think about it: Two people die, but the story seems to be much more violent than most of these action things where dozens and more do the same. Because here, you feel like you know the people, they are not just somebody, during the course of the story you may start liking, but at least knowing them. This is what makes good story telling, in my opinion.
Original Language de
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Fatih Akin
Writer Fatih Akin
Actors Mehmet Kurtulus, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Adam Bousdoukos
Awards 5 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 2,770 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm