Synopsis: In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town. Their business emerges well and both children get used to Germany. 10 years later the brothers fall in love with the same woman; they break tie with each other in anger and Gigi returns to Solino with his mother. A decade later both meet again and have a retrospect on their lives.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Fatih Akin
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
124 min

And that's my Johanna.

She's also gone now.

That's my father.

Over there, where the furnace used

to be, there he went to work.

When I was a child, I used to say:

'My father is special.' Because he

went right through hell

and every time came out

in one piece again.

And what is he now

without his 'hell'?

A poor guy.

Good evening.

Come on, Gigi!

You'll never make it.

Yes, I will!

They are too fast.

- I'll make it!

You'll lose the bet.

- Nonsense!

If someone is coming,

you whistle, ok?


You got him!

- Don't let it go!

Don't touch my cat!

Run! Get out of here!

What are you doing in here?

Come down from there!

Come down already!

- Let me go!

So you play around on the rooftops!

Little bastard!

Come here!

Now you'll learn a lesson!

Go! Faster!

Your son has ruined my roof!

You'll have to pay this!

Are you okay?

Roof ruined...?

How is that supposed to work?

Tell me, what have you done?

He went up there

and threw down the bricks!

So it's only a brick and not the whole roof!

- That's pettifoggery!

You owe me 300 Lira!

- For used bricks?

You're crazy!

- 300 Lira! Well, stuff it!

He went crazy!

- 300...

A sparrow in the house!

That means bad luck!

Jump! You are the tallest.

Get him out of here!

300 Lira.

Still 300...

Rosa, you promised me!

Damn it!

- You shouldn't curse!

You say if your father

doesn't need you anymore

we'll go to Germany.

Just as Franco!

I won!

- My brother always wins!

Shut up!

Could you give some space, please?

Thank you.

How is it in Germany?

They got snow!

- Real snow?

Of course not all the time, only in winter.

Not in summer.

Me and my brother,

we are going to see the snow now.

Giancarlo, Gigi! Come!

Let's go home! We go!

What's the matter?

Would you come already?

I said, let's go home!

I'll not come with you!

Pack your stuff!

If you don't,

I'll slap you once more!

Madonna, where the heck you wanna go

at such storm? - Where's Mama?

Thank you for the ride!

- Thank you!

These are cookies!

I made them on my own!

Well, almost on my own.


Check out where your mother is!

The train is leaving!

Mama, the train...

You really want to go to Germany?

- Yes.

It's time to go! We have to leave!

F***! She's missing the train!

- Don't talk like this!

Don't leave! Stay!

- Stay!

Nicola! My Nicolino.

You got to help!

Stop the train!

It seems you want to ruin me!

You want me to lose my job?

Let down the barrier!

What does he want?

- Yeah, what does he want?

Let down the barrier!

Who does he think he is?

It's ME who will let down the barrier!

- HE will let down the barrier!

Well, OK. But close it, I have to go!

Telling ME when I should close the barrier...!

It's going to be closed when I say it!


- Come on, go!

Well, then I'll close it myself!

What are you going to do?

This is not allowed!

I'm the train conductor!

- I'm the boss of the train station!

Nicola, we can leave now!

Let's go, or we'll miss the train!

You forgot your cookies!

Uh, the cookies!

Will you bring me some snow?

- Yes.


- Promised!

This is Franco!

How are you doing?

How are you doing? Everything fine?

- Yes, I'm fine. Thank you.

Here we are, Romano.

Here, second floor.

Come on in, Romano.

Here's the appartment.

Nice, isn't it?

Mama, there are no toilets!

What? German's have no toilets?

- It's outside at the stairways.

At the stairways!

Didn't know that onions

can be so small...

And look at this.

And this!


He doesn't want to go to work anymore!

As if!

I don't want to get dirty hands.

It's unremovable!

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