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Hostage Flight to Paradise (Geiselfahrt ins Paradies)

Hostage Flight to Paradise

Hubert works in a schnapps factory where he distills alcohol. He takes his profession seriously. He is sacked unexpectedly and that not only prevents him from being able to travel to China to marry the sister of a former colleague. He really tries his luck in the world of gambling: he stages a raid on a Lotto agency. His haul is DM 40,000 in used notes in small denominations and -unexpectedly - Gesine, the cashier from the Lotto shop. And then there's also Marie, Gesine's ten year old daughter, who actually would prefer to finish her homework. But she isn't able to do that for the time being. The three run away, disguised as a nuclear family, and end up on an island in the North Sea. But the hunt for the unscrupulous hostage-taker is underway...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Hans-Erich Viet
Screenplay Hans-Erich Viet
Cinematography Konrad Kotowski
Mona Bräuer
Kambiz Giahi
Cast Armin Rohde, Hubertus Hartmann, Gesa Badenhorst, Horst Frank
Producer Hans-Erich Viet
Production Company Viet Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with ARTE, NDR/Hamburg
Runtime 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
German Distributor Verleih der Filmemacher/Munich

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