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Off Beat (2004)

Kammerflimmern (original title)
Traumatised paramedic looks for the woman of his dreams.

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Hendrik Hölzemann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Crash
Jessica Schwarz ... November
Jan-Gregor Kremp Jan-Gregor Kremp ... Fido
Florian Lukas ... Richie
Bibiana Beglau ... Dr. Tod
Carlo Ljubek ... Tommy
Silas Kaul Silas Kaul ... Klein-Crash
Laura Syniawa Laura Syniawa ... Mädchen vom Dach (as Laura Charlotte Syniawa)
Katharina Lorenz ... Nachtschwester
Rosel Zech ... Oma Crash
Volker Spengler ... Hundemann
Ulrich Noethen ... Prof. Olivari
Ingeborg Westphal Ingeborg Westphal ... Frau Liebold
Christian Hoening Christian Hoening ... Herr Liebold
Hannelore Lübeck Hannelore Lübeck ... Metzgerin Bremicker
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Traumatised paramedic looks for the woman of his dreams.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

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 »

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The drunk girl vomits into her sweatshirt. Moments later when the nurse puts her down on the bed her sweatshirt is clean. See more »

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References Lassie (1954) See more »

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Funny. Sexy. Great Soundtrack. Choked me up.
13 September 2004 | by JohnnyLarocqueSee all my reviews

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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Germany

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Release Date:

3 February 2005 (Germany) See more »

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$7,970
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