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Gone Wrong (Dumm gelaufen)

Gone Wrong
Scene from "Gone Wrong" (photo courtesy of Relevant Film)

Thorsten Harm, young North German farmer, and Sabrina, a lady of the streets from Hamburg's red-light district, would probably never have exchanged a word with each other if it had not been for a little problem they share: each of them has, more or less by coincidence, a corpse in their boot which they'd like to get rid of as quickly as possible. In Harm's case, it is the mortal remains of a militant animal activitist who he had regrettably taken to be a fallow deer and had bumped off with a clean shot through the shoulder to the heart. Sabrina is driving around the corpse of her ex-pimp Guenther who accidentally fell under his Cadillac as he was having an argument with her. Gone wrong! And so the odd couple decide to get rid of the deceased together. But the farewell is not as simple as the country boy Harm expected: over-zealous village policemen and brutal red-light gangsters, trigger-happy hunters and dead-drunk moped rider, hysterical and pushy ladies of the night make it difficult for them to part. And then love raises its face as well ...

Peter Timm was born in East Germany in 1950. In 1969, he began studies at the East Berlin Drama School. In 1976, he moved to Frankfurt and started working as a writer, actor and director. In 1981, he wrote the screenplay for the award-winning Meier, which he filmed four years later. His other films include: Fifty Fifty (1988), Go, Trabi, Go (1991), Manta - der Film (1991), Pauline In Between (Ein Mann fuer jede Tonart, 1992), Simply Love (Einfach nur Liebe, 1993), Rudy, The Racing Pig (Rennschwein Rudi Ruessel, 1995), The Cleaning Ladies Island (Die Putzfraueninsel, 1996), Dumm gelaufen (1996), Ferkel Fritz (TV, 1997), Millennium Love (TV, 1998), Der Zimmerspringbrunnen (2001), Familie XXL (2002), My Brother is a Dog (Mein Bruder ist ein Hund, 2004), Rudy - The Return of the Racing Pig (Rennschwein Rudi Ruessel 2, 2006), and Beloved Berlin Wall (Liebe Mauer, 2009).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Peter Timm
Screenplay Timo Berndt
Cinematography Fritz Seemann
Vera von Appeldorn
Detlef F. Petersen
Cast Christiane Paul, Bernd Michael Lade
Producers Heike Wiehle-Timm, Horst Wendlandt
Production Companies Relevant Film, Rialto Film/Berlin
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor TOBIS Film

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