Otomo

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Total Count: 10

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Frieder Schlaich directs this horrific look at racism in modern Germany. Loosely based on a real-life incident that scandalized Stuttgart in 1989, the film recounts the final day of a Liberian political refugee. Otomo (Isaach de Bankole) cannot find even the most modest of jobs because of his race. Everyone from his fellow boarding house patrons to his fellow churchgoers treat him with contempt and disdain. His long-simmering rage boils over when he finds himself involved in a scuffle with a racist subway ticket collector. Otomo flees the scene after slightly injuring the man, leaving his identification papers behind in the process. Soon ultra-ambitious cop Heinz is hot on his trail, hoping to boost his career by nailing a "dangerous fugitive."

Cast

Eva Mattes
as Gisela
Gottfried Breitfuss
as Job Exchange Employee/Jeschke the Dorm Manager
Huseyin Cirpici
as Job Exchange Employee/Police Officer on Bridge
Bernd Gnann
as Job Exchange Employee/Police Officer on Bridge
Hedi Kriegeskotte
as Job Exhange Employee/Woman Who Loves Schubert
Helmut Lorin
as Job Exchange Employee/Man at Window Above Pub
Waldemar Kobus
as Unemployed Disabled Man at Job Exchange
Traute Hoess
as Bar Maid
Andrej Kritenko
as Dorm Guard
Stefan Feddersen-Clausen
as Young Truck Driver
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