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Buddies (Buddies - Leben auf der Ueberholspur)

Buddies

They are inseparable, blood brothers through and through: the Hamburg buddies Henrik Wedekind, Phil Wagner and Jo Rimkeit. As youngsters, life tears them apart and eventually reunites them. Henrik has turned into a charming young man earning a precarious living with odd jobs. Rimkeit, on the other hand, is making millions. He owns a company, makes illegal deals and rips people off. As Henrik is once more out of work, Rimkeit offers him a job as telephone salesman. Then the two of them meet their old buddy Phil who is working for the state attorney. Now the buddies are reunited. Phil soon finds out that Rimkeit is up to dirty tricks and that his greed for money and success is changing his character. Very soon, the situation escalates ...
Genre Thriller
Category TV Movie
Year of Production 1997
Director Roland Suso Richter
Screenplay Holger Karsten Schmidt, Philip Voges
Cinematography Martin Langer
Eva Schnare
Jens Langbein, Robert Schulte Hemming
Cast Gregor Toerzs, Jürgen Vogel, Pierre Besson, Nele Mueller-Stöfen
Producers Philip Voges, Mischa Hofmann
Production Company H & V Entertainment/Munich
Length 95 min
Format Super 16, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 1996
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

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