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GIGANTIC (ABSOLUTE GIGANTEN)

GIGANTIC

The Hamburg friends Walter, Ricco and Floyd take each day as it comes between the estates of tower blocks and fast food restaurants. All three are in their early twenties and are dreaming of another life when Floyd suddenly takes a job on a freighter going to Singapore. The three friends spend their last night together before the boat sails the next morning. It will be the night of a lifetime. GIGANTIC is a melancholic comedy about friendship, parting and the spirit of the nineties.


Sebastian Schipper studied Acting at the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich. Also active as an actor and producer, his films as a director include: WUNDERHELL (1994), GIGANTIC (1999), A FRIEND OF MINE (2006), SOMETIME IN AUGUST (2009), VICTORIA (2015), and ROADS (2018).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Sebastian Schipper
Screenplay Sebastian Schipper
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Andrew Bird
Cast Antoine Monot Jr., Florian Lukas, Frank Giering, Julia Hummer
Producer Stefan Arndt
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with ARTE, NDR/Hamburg
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Ghent 1999, Shanghai 1999, Gijon 1999, Gothenburg 2000, Rotterdam 2000, Sundance 2000, Berlin 2000, Zlín 2015
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung fuer Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien (BKM)
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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