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C(r)ook (Basta. Rotwein oder tot sein)

C(r)ook
Scene from "C(R)OOK (photo © Dor Film/Petro Domenigg)

Oskar, a man in his best years, has spent over twenty years working for Konstantin, Vienna’s most powerful godfather. A well-known crook, Oskar is on his own time also a sensitive gourmet. He plans to retire from his life as a Mafioso to follow his true passion – cooking. For the sake of his great love Maria and without using violence – a hard job when you’re a gangster!


Pepe Danquart was born in 1955 and studied Communications from 1975-1981. He received an Academy Award® in 1994 for his widely acclaimed short BLACK RIDER (SCHWARZFAHRER, 1993). Together with Mirjam Quinte, he co-directed PASST BLOSS AUF ... (1980) and OFF SEASON (NACH SAISON, 1996). His other films include: DAEDALUS (1991), a segment of DAS 7. JAHR - ANSICHTEN ZUR LAGE DER NATION (1997), PLAYBOYS (1998), HEIMSPIEL (2000) which won him the German Film Award in Gold for Best Director in 2000, MÖRDERINNEN (2001), SEMANA SANTA (2002), HELL ON WHEELS (HÖLLENTOUR, 2004, in co-direction with Werner Swiss Schweizer), C(R)OOK (BASTA. ROTWEIN ODER TOT SEIN, 2004), TO THE LIMIT (AM LIMIT, 2007), and RUN BOY RUN (LAUF JUNGE LAUF, 2013), among others.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Pepe Danquart
Screenplay Mike Majzen, Chris Kraus
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Britta Nahler
Walter W. Cikan
Isidor Wimmer
Cast Henry Hübchen, Moritz Bleibtreu, Corinna Harfouch, Nadeshda Brennicke, Roland Dueringer, Josef Hader, Paulus Manker, Karlheinz Hackl
Producers Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker, Gerd Huber, Claudia Krebs, Volker Krappen, Jani Thiltges
Production Company Dor Film, in co-production with Dor Film-West
Length 104 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Filmfonds Wien, MEDIA, EAVE
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

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