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Kubanisch Rauchen Details


Austrian director [[Performer~P194426~Stephan Wagner~stephanwagner]] makes his feature debut with this edgy deadpan film noir about two friends who -- upon opening an antique shop -- learn more about the themselves and the world around them than they cared to know. Former thug Bernd ([[Performer~P220423~Thomas Morris~thomasmorris]]) grows weary of the crime racket and particularly of his psychotic partner Erwin ([[Performer~P273973~Wolfgang S. Zechmayer~wolfgangszechmayer]]) and decides to buy a curio shop from an old man with his buddy Paul ([[Performer~P273970~Simon Licht~simonlicht]]). Paul manages to pool some money together for the purchase thanks to the family of his girlfriend Eva ([[Performer~P273972~Eva-Marie Straka~evamariastraka]]). Problems arise when Paul throws his relationship with Eva in jeopardy when he involves himself in an increasingly intense affair with Lisa ([[Performer~P273971~Tatjana Alexander~tatjanaalexander]]). Meanwhile, Bernd, who is using the shop as a cover for his drug-dealing ring, garners some unneeded notice from his scorned colleague Erwin. Matters come to a head when Bernd is ordered by crime boss Dragan to kill Erwin while Paul's romantic double-dealing finally catches up with him. Kubanisch rauchen was screened at the 1999 Denver Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi


Stephan Wagner
Stephan Wagner
Stephan Wagner
Thomas Benesch
Peter Ponger
Composer (Music Score)
Alexander Zlamal
Composer (Music Score)
Gunnar Wanne-Eickel
Thomas Olah
Production Designer
Torsten Heinemann
Sound/Sound Designer