Short Sharp Shock

Synopsis: Hamburg, Germany. The small crime scene. Three friends: Gabriel from Turkey and just out of prison, Costa from Greece and together with Gabriel's sister, Bobby from Serbia and together with her best friend. Bobby wants to get more into organized crime and decides to apply for a membership in an Albanian gang. As a test, he has to beat up someone who owes his future boss. He can join. Later, when Bobby has to do a weapon's deal on his own, he tries to get his friends in, too. But Gabriel does not want to go back into crime, he is dreaming of a life at the southern Turkish coast, owning a boat rental shop. Costa, always out of money, joins Bobby for one last time before getting good. But before the deal is on, both women start leaving their men for others. And when the deal is on, it goes terribly wrong.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Fatih Akin
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
100 min

What the f***?

What are you doing?

Let go of me!

Are you OK?


- I must speak with you.

- Yes.

I've heard that you're going to work

with Albanians.

Of course not, really.

- Don't you lie to me punk!

- No, uncle, please!

Don't you ever come back!

By your late mother,

I'll break your bones.



May I introduce you?

My dearest brother Gabriel,

just out of the can.

My precious, wonderful and dear

best friend and partner, Alice.


I'm glad to finally meet you.

You can kiss.

We have a gift for you.

It's a Phurba dagger.

- A what?

- Phurba.

It's Buddhist and brings good luck.

It will protect you from the demons

on the road to salvation.

- We've made it ourselves.

- It'll come in handy.



- Muhammed Ali.

- Bobby Capone.

You're back!

You're back!

A hug!


You've lost weight and look like Gandhi.

What happened to you?

No kebabs where I was.


F*** kebabs!

I'll fatten you until

they come out of your ears!

Come, I want you to meet somebody.


Alice, do you know who this is?

You can't know.

This guy's a legend.

Altona's toughest guy!

Forget the dudes on TV.

They're wimps.

This guy's a real killer.

Baby, this is Gabriel.

Baddest mother f***er!


Gabriel, you know who this is?

I'm a lucky guy!

No whore-like blond.

She's my dream come true.

Look at her, she's an angel.

The mother of my children,

if I ever have them.

This is my girl.

Look at her, she's a darling.

- Alice, shall we dance?

- Yes, come on.

- So?

- So what?

What do you think?

It thought busty blonds were your type.

Times have changed.

Now I look for inner beauty and all that.

- Inner Beauty?

- Inner Beauty.


- What's this, mate?

- What is what?


A bomber jacket.

Did you take a look in the mirror?

- I'm fine.

- You look like sh*t.

Look at yourself and look at me.

You're looking smart.

Don't you think you've f***ed up?

F***ed up?

You tell me!

You know very well that Cenk

will only get married once.

Let's hope so.

Don't f*** around.

Tonight I answer

for all of you.

Do you know what that means?

Have you seen the vultures

hanging out there?

They see you and they come

to me, not to you.

So what?

Come on, a kiss.


What did I tell you on the phone?

I forgot.

Why are you doing this, Costa?

Why don't you listen to me?

Why should I listen to you?

Are you better than me?

I don't want to go on, understand?

I am fed up with him.

But I don't know how

to make him understand.

Write him a letter.

A letter?

That's too childish.

I have to get to the point and tell him:

"Costa, I want out."

Won't you give him another chance?

He loves you madly.

What's he going to do without you?

I no longer feel anything for him,

you understand?

Is there something else?

What do you mean?

There is something else!

Going out with someone else?

What makes you think that?

You're with someone else!

Who is he? Do I know him?

Tell me!

Take it easy!

Yes, I met someone else.

- I love the way you dance.

- Really?

The way in which you move

turns me on, you know?

- Are you alone?

- No, with my husband.

With your husband.

Then tell him I envy him.

I really envy him.

That's better, dude.

- Nice suit!

- Yes, it's nice.

And it's mine, dude!

You look good.

So do you.

- We're all looking good.

- And we're together again.

Can you get away for an hour?

What for?

We have a surprise for you.

A small surprise.

- Little surprise.

- Enormous.

- What have you have been doing?

- This and that.

And more of that.

What you mean?

- I'm still stealing.

- And I'm still selling.

Costa, I've heard that you

treat my sister like sh*t.

You've heard that I

treat her like sh*t?

- That's what I heard.

- Where did you hear it?

- It's getting around.

- So it's getting around.

Be careful not to lose her, dude.

She's a wonderful girl.

And why don't you tell her

she's with a wonderful guy?

What are you laughing at, honey?

Nothing, you seem so naive.

Where are we going?

Let us surprise you.

In a moment you might be

getting some


What are you plotting?

The little bird is free again.

My puma!

Have a good one, mate.


Got a laptop.

Hip Hop!

Tip Top!



- Eight.

- One.

No motherf***er is gonna give

you a grand and you know it.

You know it, so here's eight.

You're playing dumb.

OK, nine.

You moron.


Go to hell!

Give me eight.

Give me the laptop.

Cheating on me, dude?

There's only seven here!

- Just seven!

- You can be a rat sometimes.

A real rat.

Our friend comes back and you

won't pitch in for the gift!

You're pulling my leg,

you yugo-swindler.

So it goes.

Life goes on.

So it goes?

Can't you give me another 100?

"Can't you give me eight?"

OK, eight.

But that's it.

Real nice guy!

Leave her alone.

We're out of money.

Better give it to Miro

who's going to kick your ass in.

Where you were, son?

Your brother's getting married

and you disappear.

As soon as you see your friends,

you go blind

It was just 15 minutes.

You must have a Japanese watch.

It's been a whole hour.

I'm sorry, father.

It's all right, just don't do it again.

God bless, son.

May God keep you safe.

Congratulations, daughter.

May God keep you safe.

God bless.

May God be with you.

Mommy's boy, can't stay

away from your mother.

Congratulations to both of you.

- God bless.

- Thanks.

- You're looking great.

- Thanks.

- I'm glad you're out.

- Thanks.

Nice hair style.

You look like a movie star.

Here's a hundred.

Did mom give it to you?

Of course.

- Don't get drunk.

- What's that?

Tomorrow you'll drive the taxi.

I can't,

the cops have my license.

You'll drive with mine.

But just one f*** up and

I'll chop your head off.

- OK?

- OK, fine.

- And now have fun.

- OK.

Cenk, you tiger!

Bobby, you lion!


Let's see, carefully thanks.

I won't prick your belly.

Though it would've been worth it.

I wish you both the best.

Children, good health, money

I don't know, the whole thing.

And if you need anything,

just give me a ring, OK?

Of course.

Take care of yourself.

Beautiful couple,

dream couple.

God bless.

- Cenk.

- Costa.

You got married, dude.

You're crazy! I'm sorry.

- You should do it too.

- I have something for you.

Where should I stick it?

A hundred?

Put it there!

That's it. God bless.

- How are you going to make a living?

- I'll drive the taxi again.

- Drive the taxi?

- I'll be driving the taxi.

Taxi driver is not bad,

but wouldn't you prefer to work for me?

Doing what?

I'm starting with the

Albanians next week.

A Serb with Albanians?

That's what's called multicultural.


I didn't know.

- So, what do you say?

- No

Why not?

Don't want to be involved in

dirty business. That's over for me.

Besides, I promised

my probation officer.

Probation officer!

F*** probation officers, Muruk!

Everything starts anew today.

Really starts.

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Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin (Turkish: Fatih Akın, born 25 August 1973) is a German film director, screenwriter and producer. He is of Turkish descent. He has won numerous awards for his films, including the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his film Head-On (2004), Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The Edge of Heaven (2007), and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his film In the Fade (2017). more…

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