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Fabian works in a small advertising agency and specializes in promoting cigarettes. Money and career are of little concern to him. He spends his nights with his best friend in the cafés, clubs and bars of Berlin. He is lucky with women although he seldom has a penny in his pocket. Fabian falls in love with a girl who knows exactly what she wants. He loses his job. She makes a career in film and leaves him. His friend commits suicide. After a while Fabian leaves Berlin. In his home town he tries to save a boy who has fallen from a bridge while playing. He throws himself into the water and is drowned.

Wolf Gremm was born in 1942 in Freiburg, and has collaborated closely with Regina Ziegler since his debut film I Thought I Was Dead (1973). In the 1970s, he directed such successful cinema hits as The Brothers, Death or Freedom and the Erich Kaestner-adaptation Fabian. In the 1980s, he directed After Midnight, No Terraced House for Robin Hood, and the science-fiction thriller Kamikaze (1989) with Rainer Werner Fassbinder in the lead role. He has also written and directed several tele-features and TV series - in addition to such dramas and thrillers as Appointment with Yesterday, I Want to Live, Cliffs of Death, Californian Quartet, Die Inca Connection, Angel's Sin, Only a Dead Man is a Good Man, A Vicious Couple, and Nancy & Frank - A Manhattan Love Story (2000).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1980
Director Wolf Gremm
Screenplay Wolf Gremm, Hans Borgelt
Cinematography Juergen Wagner
Cast Hans Peter Hallwachs, Silvia Janisch, Brigitte Mira
Production Company Ziegler Film
Original Version
Subtitled Version English