A Friend of Mine

Synopsis: An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Sebastian Schipper
  1 nomination.
84 min

Ladies and gentlemen...

...we're about to give out

the Golden Archer award...

... that is been handed each year

to the most successful new achievent.

I would like to welcome ...

... karl Blomwald.

Thank you.

insurance coverage

for 200 new cars...

... during their transportation

from the shop to the parking lot.

The problem is, drivers are recruited

from unemployment agancies.

not a risk

worth taking.

There's a solution for everything.

if we haven't found it yet it only meens

we haven't thought of it.

The airport office needs incurance

Let's do it.

We have to know the enemy.

Someone from us will work there

as a driver for a day.

we have to form an opinion.

Karl, will you please do it?

Mr. Temblin draw us an

analysis of the competitors.

Excuse me mr.Nauman

You want me to drive cars for a day?

Yes maybe you have to do it.

I need glasses.

Here's the new taxing plan

for automibiles.

- Everything OK?

- yes.

If you're to do it

you have to go.

I called at the employment agency.

The company will be

interviewing people on 14:00.

I wouldn't do it.

You won the golden Archer,

and now you'll drive cars around?

Get it here!

They don't wash our luxury cars

before returning them!

- What do want to do?

- To drive cars.


I need the money.

I don't beleive you.

I want to take a break from the university.

What are you studying?


Really? Very good

God's word.

Sing me something.

Something that comes from inside.

- Sorry I can't

- It's okay. I'm Fernandes.

I'm the boss.

If you sing, you don't get the job.

I want responsible drivers,

not rock stars.

Only two places available

for all the people here.

You'll drive the best cars:

W, ercedes...

... they even got two Lambrghini.

What are they doing?

You have to sing?

Whatever you do, don't sing!

Tell him you talk to god every night.

To the tall guy?


God's man!

Tommorrow be faster.

- And wear comfortable clothes.

- OK.

Hi, how's it going?

I've got two more cars.

For tonight?

You're killing me!

I'll send you two drivers.

But you'll pay their return tickets.

Where the hell are you?

I spoke to Fernandes

The other car arrived half an hour ago.

Here's your ticket.

The plane leaves in 45 min.


You know why this huge

metallic thing...

... full of seats airhostesses and people

is able to fly?

The air move faster

on the top of the wing...

The air comes from the front.

The wing has a slope

so the air goes faster

Even if it hits the wing with

the same speed

It creates suction.

And so we fly.

Great isn't it?

It's the same with sailing.

The boat moves not only

because the wind blows.

The wind pulls the sail.

It goes through the sail

creating suction.

- When we sail against the wind.

- Exactly!

You can sail against the wind.

How great is that?

Could you leave me alone for a while?

For sure.

Are you afraid of flying?


Your angst is

repressed memories.

It causes panic, tachycardia,

makes breathing difficult.

You think it's a physical reaction

but it's old traumas.

Images and associations


They subconsciously cause

internal turmoil.

Yes, but I'm not scared of flying.

Do you believe in god?


Fernandez said

you are a man of god.

I studied theology for a while...

Then you can't sleep with women!

You mustn't touch them?

Or caress them?

- Not at all?

- I read about it once.

- I do whatever I want

- Anything?

- Whatever you want?

- Yes

- And you don't believe in God?

- No.

That's nice.

- Do you believe in God?

- Of course.

Are you happy?

- I don't know.

- How Come?

I can't tell if I'm happy or not.

- Are you?

- Definitely! For sure!

What happened?

Your car broke down?

- I'll give you a lift

- It's Ok. I'll get a cab.

Come on. It'll be fun.

Youre going to your girlfriend's

or out with friends?


- Could we not talk?

- Sure. No problem.

Oh my god!

Did I scare you;

- Should we close the sunroof?

- You see? You're like me!

- Can't keep your mouth shut.

- No, I'm jus cold.

Why don't you say so?

Here's a hat and a blanket.

The roof is broken,

but the car still runs

It has a great gear box,


Who's waiting for you at home?

No one.

That's her name?

Hi NoOne, love!

You want me to tell you

why I'm happy?

Give me half an hour

and you'll know..

- Ten minutes.

- Be exact.

- Nine an a half.

- Nine an a half seconds.

We're in a 1972 DAF 66,

weighing 620 kilos...

Accelerating 50 Km/h

in eight seconds...

That means I have exactly...

...20 minutes and a half left.

You look great.

You can't marry us?

This is my friend Karl.

He's a priest.

But he doesn't believe in god.

My princess!

Was I too much;

- I have some cake.

- Cake would be nice!

I swear! I'll marry her.

I have to marry her.

Can't you help?

You are a priest right?

Thank you.

It's good!

Try it.

- Tea?

- Tea would be nice!

Isn't she a sexy kitten?

- Sexy kitten!

- Cut it out!

- Say it, sexy kitten!

- Stop that!

- C'mon! Say it!

- I said stop!!

- Say it!!

- Ok... she's a sexy kitten.

Really? How much left?

How many minutes?

- Thirteen.

- Ok.

- You're not gonna marry us?

- You're crazy Hans.

Plan B.


- Where's Hans?

- I don't know

He disappeared?

he's in the bathroom.

That's my cup.

Come here for a sec!


Not now!

Why not? He's a friend.

he has nothing to do all day..

What are you doing here?

Frank, this is Karl.

Karl is a friend of mine.

We too are good friends as well.

I didn't know you still had the key.

That's why Im here.

To give you the key

of our old flat.

Can I take my chair?

You want some cake?

Running things around here already, huh?

Is this your DAF outside?

- Is that your car?

- Yes it's my DAF.

- You don't know what car you have?

- You mean the 1972 DAF.

...accelerating 50 Km/h

in eight seconds.

That's my car.

That's it!

i would close the sun roof.

It's raining.

Thank you.

- Open the door!

- It's open!

- Where's the key?

- Here.

Are you completely nuts?

You left me out there

with that jerk?

Stop laughing!

What if he saw you?

What would happen to Stelle?

Your princess!

Are you angry because

you wanted to take a shower as well?

You wanted to

take a shower with me?

we just met.

I'm not sure

I wanna see you naked yet.

Oh, shut up!

- Goodnight.

- Goodnight.

- Thanks for the ride.

- No problem.

Mrs Swartz?

This is karl Blomwald.

tell Mr Nauman...

...that I will busy today

with the job he assigned me yesterday.

Did you know that

the earth is not around?

It's flattened at the edges

not a perfect sphere.

Here! An invention of mine.

Like it?

My invention.

Tastes good!

The girls are waiting for the bus.


They're not just girls.

They're girls

waiting for the bus.

Wave at them!

Look at these cool guys

with the VW Rabbit!

The Rabbit is the coolest.

It weighs1.100 kg.

Hey isn't this Hans

the inventor of coffee?

yes but the other guy is cute too.

He is...

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Sebastian Schipper

Sebastian Schipper (born 8 May 1968 in Hanover) is a German actor and filmmaker. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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