In the flashbacks, young Achim on the keyboards is a nod to Achim Hagemann, Kerkelings schoolmate and long-time stage companion. See more »
While Kerkeling speaks Spanish fluently in real life, in the movie he (or rather the actor) keeps on saying "por favore" when it should be "por favor" ("please"). See more »
The closing credits are written on a diary accompanied with walking equipment, different photos from the Camino de Santiago and other things, including the cover of the original book the movie is based on. See more »
performed by RAND,
Written by Toby Rand,Alex Geringas & Joachim Schlüter See more »
Comedy? Sort of a moralistic tale for children
I saw this movie because I was trapped in a plane for 12 hours, I had heard about the book and I had made a tiny portion of the Jacob's Way myself.
This is a tourist movie: locals and locations are just a nice background and shown stereotypically. Noone is really involved besides the pilgrims, nothing is explained about the places they visit and their culture. Don't expect tips and hints, in case you want to do the Jacob's Way yourself.
It's sold as a comedy, but beyond the typical German jokes (tooth falling, guy falling) there is nothing really laughable about this drama of a mother who lost her daughter and just wanders around in her middle-aged crazyness.
But the worst part is of course the moralistic tale of New Age people rediscovering the catholic faith, through penitence and abstinence. Recommendable if you are trapped in a plane for 12 hours, can't sleep and there is nothing else in the movie catalog.
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