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Millennium Love

Millennium Love
Scene from "Millennium Love" (photo courtesy of Relevant Film)

Both are young and have a strong zest for life when they meet by chance in Hamburg during the autumn of 1990. Tom has signed on to set sail with a container ship the next morning, and Katja has to return to her school class. They have only this one night, but in the course of it they experience all the happiness and pain of love. They know that their love has no future, but they need a straw to cling to. They promise to meet again here, by the Hamburg landing stages, on New Year's Eve 1999.

Ten years later, both Tom and Katja remember this promise. As yet, their dreams have not come true. It is a long time since Tom went to sea, and now he drives an ambulance in Hamburg. Katja, who wanted to be a politically dedicated journalist, has taken on a job for a Berlin fashion magazine. And their present relationships are defined by caution and pragmatism. The closer it gets to their great date, the more Katja and Tom think about the promise made ten years ago. Independently, each of them visits the old haunts in St. Pauli. This special night has caught them in its grip. But can one night's great love be repeated?


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 Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Peter Timm
Screenplay Georg Heinzen
Cinematography Achim Poulheim
Bettina Staudinger
Rainer Michel
Cast Oliver Stokowski, Floriane Daniel, Roman Knižka, Chantal de Freitas, Frank Stieren, Brit Guelland
Producer Heike Wiehle-Timm
Production Company Relevant Film
Length 90 min
Format 16 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals Munich 1999

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