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Dangerous Dowry (Nur aus Liebe)

Dangerous Dowry

The Berlin taxi driver Ella is saved by her Russian passenger Alexei from being attacked. The two like each other at first sight. When they meet the next day, Alexei proposes to Ella and offers her DM 100,000: he urgently needs a residence permit. Ella's flatmate Carmen warns her of the consequences. But Ella knows that she has already decided for the amorous adventure. At first, love comes off rather badly...while the amorous adventure turns life-threatening: Alexei belongs to a bunch of gangsters led by his brother Yevgeny, who have stolen some radioactive caesium in Russia. Shady characters want to buy the hot wares for the Iraqi production of nuclear weapons. The transaction is to take place in Berlin. Ella unexpectedly gets caught up in the dangerous crossfire between the gangsters because Alexei has decided to break with his brother, hand the caesium over to the police, and start a new life with the Iraqis' money. Ella manages to escape from the gangsters, along with Alexei and the money. But her troubles are far from over ...


Dennis Satin was born in Sofia/Bulgaria in 1968 and grew up in Kassel. He started out making music videos in the USA before becoming a freelancer at RTL as a writer, director and editor. He made his feature film directorial debut in 1995 with Dangerous Dowry (Nur aus Liebe) and followed two years later with Heroes and Other Cowards (Helden und andere Feiglinge, 1998). His other productions include: Kanalratten (TV, 1994), Scheidungsgericht (TV, 1994), Der Mann ohne Schatten (1996), and Adrenalin (1996). In recent years, he directed numerous episodes of the German TV-series Wilsberg and Doppelter Einsatz.
Genre Adventure, Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1995
Director Dennis Satin
Screenplay Dennis Satin
Cinematography Jörg Widmer
Dennis Satin
Brynmor Jones
Cast Hannes Jaenicke, Heinz Hoenig, Katja Riemann
Producer Vesna Jovanoska
Production Company ena Film/Cologne, in co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures
Length 103 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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