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Wolfgang Becker

Das Leben ist eine Baustelle

Edition 1997
118' - 1996 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: German
Director: Wolfgang Becker Composer: Jürgen Knieper, Christian Steyer With: Jürgen Vogel, Christiane Paul, Ricky Tomlinson
In a huge city like Berlin you literally have to bump into your “big love” - or else it could be that your chance has forever passed. On his way to work at the slaughterhouse, Jan Nebel gets into a street fight. Before he really knows what is going on he beats up two plain-clothes police investigators and finds himself joined by Vera, a beautiful woman who turns out to be his dreamgirl. All he wanted to do was help the attractive stranger. Now he finds himself running from the police. The evening’s escape has bitter consequences for Jan : he loses his job and has to pay a hefty fine. Things couldn’t be worse. Moreover, Vera, who has made a deep impression on him, has disappeared...

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Wolfgang Becker


Jürgen Knieper, Christian Steyer


Jürgen Vogel, Christiane Paul, Ricky Tomlinson


Wolfgang Becker, Tom Tykwer

Director of Photography

Martin Kukula


Patricia Rommel


Stefan Arndt

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