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Pura Vida Ibiza

Pura Vida Ibiza
Julia Dietze in "Pura Vida Ibiza" (photo © Marco Orlando Pichler/Odeon Pictures/Clasart Filmproduktion)

School's over – and for brand-new high-school graduates Ben, Felix and Nick, it's time to party! But when Ben embarrasses himself in public trying to declare his love for the gorgeous Carola, he and his pals make a quick exit by taking jobs as hosts in a vacation club on Ibiza, the Mediterranean hot spot for oversexed boys and underdressed girls! Instead of sun, sea and sex, however, it's work, work and more work, as the three are kept busy around the clock by their sadistic boss Anna. And when Ben bumps into Carola and her super-cool DJ boyfriend, Ibiza starts feeling more like Alcatraz by the minute. Yet even as the mishaps pile up and the boys have to cope with stinging jellyfish, English hooligans and tequila hangovers, they refuse to give up their plan to throw the ultimate Ibiza party for the club, and especially for Carola. Summer is short, but these guys are going to make sure everyone remembers this one for a long time!


Gernot Roll was born in Dresden in 1939 and trained at the DEFA studios in Babelsberg. In 1960, he became an operator at the Bavaria Film studios and worked there as a director of photography from 1964-1976. His credits as one of Germany's leading cameramen include Edgar Reitz's Stunde Null (1976) and Heimat (1982), Axel Corti's Welcome to Vienna (1985), Soenke Wortmann's Der bewegte Mann (1994) and Helmut Dietl's Rossini (1996). He made his (co-) directorial debut on Corti's Radetzkymarsch (1994) and followed this with Ballermann 6 (1997), A Favorable Opportunity (Ne guenstige Gelegenheit, 1999), Tach, Herr Dokter (1999), and Pura Vida Ibiza (2003). Roll has received numerous prizes and distinctions for his work, including Adolf Grimme Awards in Gold (for Heimat and Radetzkymarsch), German Film Awards (for Wildfeuer and Meine Tochter gehoert mir) and Bavarian Film & Television Awards (for Wildfeuer and Das Maedchen Rosemarie).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Gernot Roll
Screenplay Fritjof Hohagen, Oliver Huzly, Reinhard Klooss
Cinematography Gernot Roll
Moune Barius
Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker
Joerg Andersch
Cast Julia Dietze, Katja Flint, Horst Krause, Victor Schefé, Hilmi Sözer, Niels Bruno Schmidt, Judith Richter, Michael Krabbe, Tom Wlaschiha, Kristian Erik Kiehling
Producers Reinhard Klooss, Markus Zimmer
Production Companies Odeon Pictures/Geiselgasteig, Clasart Film/Munich, in co-production with Odeon Film/Geiselgasteig, Perathon Film/Munich
Length 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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