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What To Do In Case of Fire? (2002)

Cast: Til Schweiger, Til Schweiger, Doris Schretzmayer, more...
Director: Gregor Schnitzler, Gregor Schnitzler
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, Political Satire, Germany
Running Time: 101 min.
Languages: German
Subtitles: English, French
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This title is currently out of print.

What to Do in Case of Fire is a stylish German comedy from director Gregor Schnitzler. A 20-year-old bomb goes off in an abandoned mansion in present day Berlin, and all the evidence implicates a a group of anarchists that planted the explosives in the late 1980s . By this time, however, most of the original group have become hip urban professionals who don't want to be associated with revolutionary activity. With the police hot on their trail, they reunite for the first time in 12 years to plot a scheme to avoid jail. Starring Til Schweiger, Martin Feifel, and Sebastian Blomberg. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Fun and great. It's that simple. by jonk February 10, 2004 - 5:06 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
I loved this film. Perhaps it's that part of me wishes I was there during the punk days of the underground anti-establishment movement. But it's a movie that doesn't promise too much, yet accomplishes a lot with humor and heart.

Sure, the ending was pretty much predictable from the middle on, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it's an excellent movie that tells of a group of friends, most of whom had drifted on to become the antithesis of what they stood for a decade past. They realize they are in trouble with the law and need to come together and rediscover their inner rebel to save their asses.

The plot is simple, the actors do a great job, and well, it's just a fun movie that appeals to the wistful inner child in all of us, no matter how old we are.

Bonus Brownie points in my book (non-cinema related):
1) One of the characters wears an "I [heart] Bill Gates" shirt.
2) An ICE train is shown at the end of the movie.

GreenCine Member Rating

(Average 7.07)
30 Votes
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Cold War Cinema
Movies from all sides of the Cold War
Berlin, Berlin.
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