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Gomez - Heads Or Tails (Gomez - Kopf oder Zahl)

Gomez - Heads Or Tails

A film about friendship, treachery and crime, a story about early love and botched sex. And right in the middle of big-city jungle of Berlin is Dominik, 16-years-old and rather alone. One day, he meets Vivian and now everything'll be different. As a way of impressing her, he gets involved in a spate of swindling. But his last coup goes wrong... In the end, it is the unshakeable friendship of his best mate Mustafa that saves Dominik from disaster.


Edward Berger born 1970 in Germany, graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and directed his debut GOMEZ in 1997. He won the German Grimme Award for A GOOD SUMMER (2012). His film JACK (2014) premiered in competition at the Berlinale and won the German Film Award in Silver for Best Film. It also won Best Director and Best Film at the German Director’s Guild Awards. His TV series DEUTSCHLAND ‘83 (2015) premiered at the Berlinale and was the first German TV show to be released in the US. It won the award for Best International Drama Series at Séries Mania, the International Emmy and the Peabody Award. In 2017 he was named one of Ten Europeans to Watch by Variety. Recently he directed Showtime’s PATRICK MELROSE (2018) starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards and for a Golden Globe.
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Edward Berger
Screenplay Edward Berger
Cinematography Wolfgang Held
Sabine Krayenbuehl
Jacki Engelken, Ulrik Spies
Cast Dagmar Manzel, Jasmin Tabatabai, Ralf Richter, Jochen Nickel, Antonio Wannek, Lou Bihler, Heinz W. Kraehkamp, Michael Schenk
Producer Pit Riethmueller
Production Company Medias Res Berlin Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH, Berlin, in co-production with ZDF, SRF/Zurich, Catpics/Zurich, Valerian Film/Berlin
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Dijon 1998, Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 1998, Braunschweig 1998, Schwerin 1998, Luenen 1998, Solothurn 1999
Awards Audience Award Luenen 1998
With backing from Bundesamt fuer Kultur (Schweiz)

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