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Trip, The

Trip, The

Dieter is feeling really cool! He is in his mid-20s and still lets himself be spoiled by his late-hippy parents. At the same time, Dieter is working on a cross between techno sound and telephone sex and earning a bit of cash as a "sing-o-gramm" with German pop hits. But our Dieter doesn't really know what real stress is: for he is still a virgin. That is in danger of changing when Dieter bumps into Petra. She is supposed to be marrying some nouveau riche soon, but, first of all, wants to let rip just one last time. When she kisses Dieter passionately during a mega rave, this attack is too much for him: he is catapulted out of her arms, back into the 70's, Dieter on a trip. Flower power hippies, bell-bottom trousers, People's Police at the border crossing, chicks in leather, would-be revolutionaries and, in the midst of all that zeitgeist - PETRA! Dieter sets off strumming his songs to win the hand of his dream woman - until he eventually gets on a trip back into the present with her. And then there starts a chaotic countdown to happiness for Petra ...


Wolfgang Bueld was born in Luedenscheid on 4 September 1952 and received his Abitur in 1972. He studied at the Academy for Television & Film (HFF) in Munich from 1974-77 and then began working as a director on music documentaries like Punk in London (1977), Reggae in Babylon (1978) and British Rock (1979). He has also worked for television, e.g. ZDF's Brennende Langeweile (1979), the 10-part series Rock Power Television (1986) and RTL's 13-part series Und Tschuess (1994). His feature films are Gib Gas - Ich will Spass (1982), Der Formel Eins Film (1985), Manta Manta (1991), Go Trabi Go II - Das war der wilde Osten (1992) Der Trip (1995) and Voll auf der Kippe (TV, 1999).
Category Feature
Director Wolfgang Bueld
Screenplay Wolfgang Bueld
Cinematography Tomas Erhart
Gisela Haller
Cast Esther Schweins, Dieter Thomas Kuhn, Herbert Feuerstein, Hansi Jochmann
Producer Hans Weth
Production Company Vision Film, Munich
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Bayerische Film- und Fernsehfoerderung
German Distributor TOBIS Film

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