Friendship!

Synopsis: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Director(s): Markus Goller
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Year:
2010
110 min
11 Views

"The GDR!"

"The German Democratic Republic!"

"The socialist state of

workers and farmers. "

"We were all the same. We all

had the same apartments. "

"We all looked the same. "

"We all ate the same food. "

"We knew what everyone else knew. "

"Our agents were the most

secret agents in the whole world. "

"We were the world's best drivers. "

"Our accident rate was so low,

that we could drive cardboard cars. "

"Our secretaries played

sports with us. "

"We liked to dance. "

"We liked to march. "

"We were all awfully

fond of the GDR!"

"A country that other countries

could only dream of. "

"I am Tom. The country that others

could only dream of -"

"- and I were always at odds,

ever since the beginning. "

(Alle:
) GDR!

Come on!

"I didn't like the dress code. "

"And the GDR didn't like that

I didn't like the dress code. "

"When I was 12, I was a passionate

collector of rare objects. "

"But my country had no appreciation

for my passion. "

"Our class consisted

of 23 students. "

"And my teacher had resolved that

I would never amount to anything. "

"But then Veit joined our class. "

Friendship!

(All:
) Friendship!

"Immediately after the death of his

father, he and his mother moved to Berlin. "

"She had him sit next to me. "

"Veit was just my number.

Veit was my 24th. "

Music "Der goldene Reiter"

von Joachim Witt

"Veit was reserved, and

didn't talk about earlier"

"Veit was quite different than myself. "

"Nevertheless, we became

the best of friends. "

"We mostly hung out at my place,

listening to Western German radio -"

"- and making stupid movies. "

Oh shit!

"And the GDR and I were

still at odds. "

"I had a different perception

of freedom. "

"I had a different

perception of life. "

"I had a different perception

of everything. "

"Then came the autumn of 1989."

"Great political upheavals

were in progress. "

"And the whole world was

watching the GDR."

"And David Haselhoff brought

down the Berlin Wall. "

Hasselhoff:
"Looking for Freedom".

And what now?

I'm going to San Francisco.

What are you going to

do in San Francisco?

I want to see the Golden Gate Bridge.

What?

I want to see the Golden Gate Bridge.

What?

It's the westernmost point

in the world.

After that, there's only water.

And Asia.

"For 23 years, the westernmost point

I had visited was Wernigerode. "

"All of a sudden, I realized:"

"There's no place in the whole world,

that I would rather see -"

"- than the Golden Gate Bridge,

the westernmost point in the world. "

"The place where I would be

the furthest removed from the DDR." Okay!

I'm coming with.

My father said:

You guys are crazy.

And my mother said:

You can't even speak English.

"Moreover, my father hinted

at his skepticism. "

That's a total load of shit!

"For our entire lives we had lived

in the same country. "

"Now we could finally go,

wherever we wanted. "

"Unfortunately, we didn't have enough

money for 2 tickets to San Francisco. "

"Rather, only for New York. "

"And so, we began our journey. "

"With 55 dollars in the bag,

a pullover, 3 pairs of briefs, -"

"- socks and soap. "

"And our perfect English. "

Friendship!

(All:
) Friendship!

Madness, dude! Madness!

Next!

Paperwork.

Friendship!

Friendship!

Germany, huh?

Yes.

Yes.

- You're a Nazi.

- No, no, no.

No Nazi.

We are communists, you know?

Free communists, yes?

Free! Frei!

Communists!

Yeah, screw the communists!

Ill-conceived, yeah?

Greg!

Shouldn't we explain instead?

Can you not just shut up?

You sure?

I'm sure!

- Um, sorry, mister officer,

this is, you know -

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