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Jailbirds

Two jailbirds on parole spread a lot of happiness among their fellows - especially among the ladies. The new film by Buck - a story about men and women. With the little problem that some can't do things as they would like to. And others don't want to do things as they should ... although they can. Valiant jailbirds, exciting women, and a car chase that's bigger then Ben Hur. There are victims among both humans and animals ...


Detlev Buck was born in 1962 and made his fame as an actor, director and screenwriter at the age of 22. His short film TIME TO KNOCK OFF quickly became a cult classic. His first feature as a director was RABBIT FEVER, which won the Bavarian Film Prize. He followed this up with NO MORE MR. NICE GUY, which garnered an honorable mention at the Berlinale and two German Film Awards. His next film, JAILBIRDS, which he directed and starred in, made stars of the two female leads, Heike Makatsch and Marie Bäumer. In 2004, he won the German Film Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in BERLIN BLUES (dir: Leander Haußmann). His other works as a director include: TOUGH ENOUGH and HANDS OFF MISSISSIPPI, both of which won German Film Awards in several categories, SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT, MEASURING THE WORLD, and all three BIBI & TINA films.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Detlev Buck
Screenplay Detlev Buck, Eckhard Theophil
Cinematography Slawomir Idziak
Peter R. Adam
Cast Til Schweiger, Heike Makatsch, Marie Bäumer, Detlev Buck
Producer Claus Boje
Production Company Boje Buck Produktion/Berlin, in co-production with WDR
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Dolby Stereo
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BMI
German Distributor Delphi Filmverleih/Berlin

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