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Caipiranha

Horst Wolter lives with his wife Karin and their three children Sabine, Frank and Judith in a detached house on the outskirts of a city. The last ten years have seen them living in neighbourly friendship with the Grabowskis. On the evening of the 10th anniversary of living next door to each other, the Wolters and Grabowskis hold a party during which the adults squabble over a ridiculous trifle. One might think that it would all be forgotten by the next day. But Juergen Grabowski's pride has been hurt. The friendship is brought to an end and a veritable war of neighbours breaks out where the squabblers fight one another with every imaginable dirty trick possible. The more the parents feud, the better the two eldest children Sabine and Karsten get to know each other. They try to keep their love affair secret from their parents, but this doesn't work for long...


Felix Duennemann worked as a freelance film journalist at various private radio stations from 1987-1993 and attended the Academy for Television and Film (HFF) in Munich (Film & Television Drama Department) from 1989-1995. He made a documentary on the DOCUMENTA art exhibition, Kunst ist das, was ich erkennen kann, in 1982, his TV drama debut in 1995 with Der Mann, der Angst vor Frauen hatte for SWF, and his first feature for the cinema with Caipiranha in 1997/98. His other films include the shorts C'est ça (1990), Dogs on Wheels (1992), Amphitryon (documentary short, 1993), AIDS (social spot, 1994), Hennessy-Report (TV feature, 1994), and Siemens Top-Bewegung (industrial short, 1995). He has also worked as an AVID editor on various TV productions and directed commercials.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Felix Duennemann
Screenplay Christoph Scholz
Cinematography Axel Sand
Cornelie Strecker
Schallbau
Cast Thierry van Werveke, Rainer Basedow, Christine Kaufmann, Katharina Thalbach, Jasmin Gerat, Ralf Bauer
Producer Rikolt von Gagern
Production Company Tele München/Munich
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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