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Scene from HIPHOP EXPRESS (photo © enigma film)

A modern fairytale between hiphop, dreams and the first great love.

Marvin is a passionate rapper. He lives with his successful mother in a stylish villa in the hip part of town. Marvin can’t relate at all to the arrogant and nouveau-riche kids from his neighborhood. He would much prefer to live in a real hood. Misunderstood by everyone, he escapes into a fantasy world where he is accepted as a genuine rapper. After an accident and a mysterious encounter with a long-deceased rapper idol, he ends up with Osman, head of “Pizzaprontoturkexpress” and the district’s big boss, and with Stella, the most beautiful girl in the world. When Marvin begins rapping, everyone is convinced that he is a genuine ghetto child who has spent a hard life on the streets of his hood. The news spreads like wildfire that a real rapper is in the ghetto and Marvin becomes completely wrapped up in his new identity.

Adnan G. Köse grew up in Germany as the son of German-Turkish parents. Interested in all aspects of film at an early age, he is active as an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. His films as a director include: GO TO HELL (ZUR HÖLLE MIT DIR, short, 2003), DER KLAGERUF DER SAZ (short, 2003), his feature debut RUN FOR YOUR LIFE - FROM JUNKIE TO IRONMAN (LAUF UM DEIN LEBEN - VOM JUNKIE ZUM IRONMAN, 2008), HIPHOP EXPRESS (HOMIES, 2010), LITTLE MURDERS (KLEINE MORDE, 2012), and LAST HOPE (LETZTE ZUFLUCHT, 2015).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Family Entertainment, Love Story, Music
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Adnan G. Köse
Screenplay Adnan G. Köse, Andrea Kriegl
Cinematography James Jacobs
Cast Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht, Sabrina Wilstermann, Ismail Deniz, Günther Kaufmann, Ann-Katrin Kramer, Detlef D. Soost, Tai Jason
Producers Clarens Grollmann, Fritjof Hohagen
Co-Producers Rainer Kölmel, Wasiliki Bleser, Stephan O. Hansch, Wolfgang Herold
Production Company enigma film/Munich, in co-production with Starhaus Filmproduktion/Munich, Odeon Pictures/Geiselgasteig, Herold Productions/Frankfurt
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Zlin 2012
With backing from German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, HessenInvest
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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