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Felix enjoys his single life to the fullest, but a ferret bites him, sterilizing him in the process. He tries everything in his power to find the soon-to-be mother of his only child, the result of his first and last sperm donation.
When the Film was produced, the real 01-83-02 was under contract with the Malteser Hilfsdienst gGmbH (Order of Malta). The regular Staff was consulted by production crew and is mentioned in the credits. Every second year the Cologne Fire Brigade sets out a new contract for the different ambulances. See more »
The drunk girl vomits into her sweatshirt. Moments later when the nurse puts her down on the bed her sweatshirt is clean. See more »
OFF BEAT is a German film about a paramedic named Crash who relives the accident that killed his parents as a child in his dreams, over and over again. He keeps seeing a woman in his dreams with outstretched arms, who is not his mother. One day, he actually meets her. I don't wanna say more than that plot wise.
This film was fantastic. The main character, Crash (Matthias Schweighöfer), is instantly likable. No, to be honest, you will fall in love with this character immediately. I had the same connection with him as I did with James Duval in Gregg Araki's NOWHERE. I don't think this movie could have been made without him.
The soundtrack was amazing. But I think it's against the law to make a German film without a good soundtrack. Someone look into that for me.
Though I think the movie could have been edited down for a tighter feel, I was ultimately impressed by it. The story will choke you up if you are a big old sissy like I am. Definite recommendation. (8/10)
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