Germany in the early sixties, somewhere in a poor suburb. The ten-year-old boy, Micha, is brutally beaten by his father for minor misdemeanours. He receives little support from other ... See full summary »
David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film that I viewed in the original German/French soundtrack. I found it visually spectacular. There was so much attention paid to detail in the sets. From an art history point of you one was transported through time with the changing styles of art. The actors were convincing and very amusing. I'd watch it again!
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