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?

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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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