Herr Schmidt und Herr Friedrich

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Directed by:
 Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken
Written by:
 Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken
 Joerg Adams
Location Sound:
 Csaba Kulcsar, Nikolaus Kindlovits, Olav Gross
 Timothy McLeish
Line Producer:
 Viola von Liebieg
Commissioning editor:
 Dagmar Filoda
Supported by:
 Filmförderung des NDR in Niedersachsen, filmbüro NW
 69 Min.
Year of Production:
The two men lead al life full of passion for trivial things, and they lead a pretty good marriage. Their story began before the fall of the Wall: one was a salesman in the west, the other was a waiter at a train station restaurant in East Berlin. The days of employment are long gone and the two men, both in their mid fifties, are confronted daily with the question of the meaning of life. They occupy themselves with various hobbies, like mini-golf, gardening, grilling, and above all, various well-maintained collections. For example, records, video cassettes, decorative plates, model trains, letters and secret police files. Wilfried and Kuddel open closets to display their unbelievably well-organized collection of things and are themselves overwhelmed by all the memories.

Herr Schmidt and Herr Friedrich let us participate in their lives. They grip us, surprise us, move us and make us laugh. But be careful! He who finds these two petit bourgeois men amusing, will discover the same - in himself.
Herr Schmidt und Herr Friedrich, Filmsequenz

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