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Tour Excess (Neben der Spur)

Tour Excess
Scene from "Tour Excess" (photo © B-Filme)

Julie (22) is traveling with her boyfriend Marcel (28) in his old Porsche towards the south of France, intending to stay at the cottage of her artist mother Susan for a couple of days. Marcel is keeping his drug addiction secret from Julie. Julie, on the other hand, has a hidden matter rumbling within; she doesn’t know her father Heinrich who is said to be living near Goa.

After a fight with Marcel, Julie gets in the caravan of the much older Greenpeace activist Dieter. She spends the night with him at the beach and they have sex. The next morning Julie wakes up at the beach on her own, Dieter and his caravan having disappeared.

But Julie’s father actually isn’t as far away as assumed. To the contrary, he is a successful manager residing around the corner and he is being observed by Dieter who is following a perfidious plan.


Detlef Bothe was born in 1965 in Braunschweig and trained as an actor from 1989-1992. Since 1990, he has been acting for film, television and theater and debuted as a director in 2002 with Feiertag, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Filmfest Munich in the same year. Also active as a writer for film, television and the theater, his other films include: My Wife, My Friends and Me (Meine Frau, meine Freunde und ich, 2004) and Tour Excess (Neben der Spur, 2007).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Detlef Bothe
Screenplay Detlef Bothe
Cinematography Luis de Maia
Constantin Brodt
Peer Raben, Fauna Flash
Oliver Hoese
Cast Axel Milberg, Tom Schilling, Mia Florentine Weiss, Detlef Bothe, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Leslie Malton, Dominik Raacke, Oliver Korittke, Pierre Kiwitt
Producer Detlef Bothe
Production Company B-Filme/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 90 min
Format color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Montreal 2007, CPH:PIX 2009
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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