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Something to Remind Me (2001)

Toter Mann (original title)
The first entry in Petzold's "ghost trilogy," Something to Remind Me marks the first of his many collaborations with actress Nina Hoss. It's also the director's first variation on Vertigo, ... See full summary »

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Christian Petzold
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nina Hoss ... Leyla
André Hennicke ... Thomas Richter
Sven Pippig Sven Pippig ... Blum
Heinrich Schmieder Heinrich Schmieder ... Richard
Kathrin Angerer Kathrin Angerer ... Sophie
Henning Peker Henning Peker ... Ott
Michael Gerber Michael Gerber ... Makler
Franziska Troegner ... Peggy
Johannes Hitzblech Johannes Hitzblech ... Seifert
Hilmar Baumann Hilmar Baumann ... Hausmeister
Rainer Laupichler Rainer Laupichler ... Polizeibeamter
Ingeborg Schilling Ingeborg Schilling ... Mutter
Larissa Rimkus Larissa Rimkus ... Kind
Kai Schumann ... Kellner
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The first entry in Petzold's "ghost trilogy," Something to Remind Me marks the first of his many collaborations with actress Nina Hoss. It's also the director's first variation on Vertigo, reshaping Hitchcock's classic story of pursuit, manipulation, and doomed obsessions via a seemingly innocent attraction between reserved attorney Thomas and Leyla, a lonely blonde woman who's new in town. But all is not what it appears to be. Dialing back Hitchcock's romantic impulse and cinematic extravagance, Petzold uses his trademark stylistic rigor and keen eye for human complexity to craft a fragile moral universe all his own. Courtesy of Austrian Filmmuseum. Written by fraghera

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (Germany) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Under the Bridges (1946) See more »

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What the World Needs Now is Love
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Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Jackie DeShannon
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Another great German thriller!
3 June 2002 | by SCHAGELASee all my reviews

Actually this German movie was made for T.V. It was received so well however that it was showed at the Rotterdam Film-festival in 2002. I don't know what the score was in Holland but I found this one very good. Not being focused on German movies - so far only a few did the trick for me e.g. "Run Lola Run" and "Das Boot" - I can definitely add "Toter Mann" to my list. The story is about a lawyer (Richter) who falls in love with the nice looking Leyla who he meets at a swimming pool. After an 'interesting' night she disappears.... Before Richter has any notice, he is captured in a murder mystery with a riveting climax and a surprising end. Very well played by the cast and superb directing (great colors!) in an intelligent movie that will keep you to the edge of your seat!! 9 out of 10.


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