Kebab Connection (2005) (Germany)

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Kebab Connection (2005) (Germany)

Postby hengcs » Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:36 am

Director: Anno Saul
Cast: Denis Moschitto, Adnan Maral, Kida Ramadan

The official website is here

While the site is in German, the trailer and other info are in English ... it took me a while to FINALLY locate them at the "food" menu ... ha ha ha

Marketed as Germany's first kungfu film ...
... with one of the writer being Fatih Akin (director of Gegen die Wand)
... with a cameo by Sibel Kekilli (the actress in Gegen die Wand)

I have watched the film and will write a review tomorrow ...
hiaks hiaks
so TUNE BACK ...

Re: Kebab Connection (2005) (Germany)

Postby trevor826 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:07 pm

Looking forward to your review, loved "Gegen die Wand" and despite her lack of real acting experience, I thought Sibel Kekilli was excellent.

Cheers Trev.

Re: Kebab Connection (2005) (Germany)

Postby hengcs » Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:34 am

The story revolves around Ibo who wants to prove himself in filming and who needs to prove himself in parenting ...

What is commendable
-- Given that Germany is not really Asia, it is interesting how the director managed to incorporate kungfu *credibly* into the film ... hee hee
-- Apart from kungfu, the film actually seeks to highlight some cultural/social issues
e.g., about the old and new generations of Turks in Germany
e.g., about Turkish machismo
e.g., about being another nationality in a foreign country
e.g., about the similarity and occasional "rivalry" between Turks and Greeks ...
e.g., about being single and being a responsible parent

What may be problematic
-- As it is neither totally kungfu nor totally social commentary, the film may end up EITHER pleasing both the young (prefering action?) and the old (prefering drama?) OR it may disappoint both because those who expect action after action will find the fighting not too much (and rather scattered in the film) while those who expect only drama may find the fighting out of place and genre ...

Overall, it is a fun film to watch. It could be considered more a comedy and romance rather than action or drama. It likely targets at the younger mainstream audience (esp. with its marketing as Germany's first kungfu film).

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