History Film / Friendship

17th Jun '17 1:46:14 PM nombretomado
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The BerlinWall fell and two lifelong friends from East Germany, Veit and Tom, are prone to travel to San Francisco, the former one in order to find his father whose only life sign since his flight out of the GDR is an annual happy birthday postcard always stamped from the same post office in San Francisco.

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The BerlinWall UsefulNotes/BerlinWall fell and two lifelong friends from East Germany, Veit and Tom, are prone to travel to San Francisco, the former one in order to find his father whose only life sign since his flight out of the GDR is an annual happy birthday postcard always stamped from the same post office in San Francisco.



* UsefulNotes/BerlinWall: At one point, Veit and Tom have the scheme to earn money by selling fake Berlin Wall debris.



* TheReveal: Veit's father [[spoiler:was actually killed at the BerlinWall. The birthday postcards were sent by another emigrant who made a deal with the Stasi that they let him go west if he agrees [[GovernmentConspiracy to send ready-written fake letters to numerous abandoned families of killed border crossers]] to hold up a [[LockedOutOfTheLoop masquerade that their killed relatives had made it over there and were just fine]].]]

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* TheReveal: Veit's father [[spoiler:was actually killed at the BerlinWall.UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. The birthday postcards were sent by another emigrant who made a deal with the Stasi that they let him go west if he agrees [[GovernmentConspiracy to send ready-written fake letters to numerous abandoned families of killed border crossers]] to hold up a [[LockedOutOfTheLoop masquerade that their killed relatives had made it over there and were just fine]].]]
8th Nov '15 5:21:13 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: The first hitched driver is a clear embodiment of Creator/JohnKricfalusi and the drawings in his car also clearly resemble RenAndStimpy cartoons.

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* {{Expy}}: The first hitched driver is a clear embodiment of Creator/JohnKricfalusi and the drawings in his car also clearly resemble RenAndStimpy ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' cartoons.
2nd Nov '15 3:28:47 PM Josef5678
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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Having grown up behind the IronCurtain, Veit and Tom didn't know ''Franchise/StarWars'' before Zoe tells them about it.

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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Having grown up behind the IronCurtain, UsefulNotes/IronCurtain, Veit and Tom didn't know ''Franchise/StarWars'' before Zoe tells them about it.
18th Sep '15 7:51:17 PM Berrenta
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* RoadMovie

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* RoadMovieRoadTripPlot
31st May '15 11:27:30 AM rjung
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* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: Veit and Tom strip as Eastern soldiers at the "Black Mustang" in Las Vegas to earn money for Tom's dentistry.

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* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: Veit and Tom strip as Eastern soldiers at the "Black Mustang" in Las Vegas UsefulNotes/LasVegas to earn money for Tom's dentistry.



** This is later subverted to hell with Zoe, a [[ButNotTooForeign half-German girl]] understanding every word of Tom's would-you-go-to-bed-with-me question. She'll later give them shelter and follow them up to Vegas.
** Also featured in the BigShutUp in Vegas.

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** This is later subverted to hell with Zoe, a [[ButNotTooForeign half-German girl]] understanding every word of Tom's would-you-go-to-bed-with-me question. She'll later give them shelter and follow them up to Vegas.
UsefulNotes/LasVegas.
** Also featured in the BigShutUp in Vegas.UsefulNotes/LasVegas.
25th Mar '15 6:46:10 PM DrNodelescu
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* FromACertainPointOfView: Deconstructed. Veit always told Tom that his father died before they met and, when Tom finds out about the postcards somewhere in New York, argues that he said so because he was ''dead to him'' and [[ParentalAbandonment wanted to forget his father after he flew to the West]] and he feared that his real motivation for the journey would make Tom call off his accompaniment. In the end we learn that [[spoiler:his father has in fact been dead all the time, but Veit couldn't know that.]]

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* FromACertainPointOfView: Deconstructed. Veit always told Tom that his father died before they met and, when Tom finds out about the postcards somewhere in New York, argues that he said so because he was ''dead to him'' and [[ParentalAbandonment wanted to forget his father after he flew to the West]] and he feared that his real motivation for the journey would make Tom call off his accompaniment. In the end we learn that [[spoiler:his father has in fact been dead all the time, [[AccidentalTruth but Veit couldn't know that.that]].]]
1st Apr '14 12:58:56 PM DrNodelescu
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*** This is later subverted to hell with Zoe, a [[ButNotTooForeign half-German girl]] understanding every word of Tom's would-you-go-to-bed-with-me question. She'll later give them shelter and follow them up to Vegas.

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*** ** This is later subverted to hell with Zoe, a [[ButNotTooForeign half-German girl]] understanding every word of Tom's would-you-go-to-bed-with-me question. She'll later give them shelter and follow them up to Vegas.
16th Mar '14 8:40:14 AM m8e
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* {{Expy}}: The first hitched driver is a clear embodiment of JohnKricfalusi and the drawings in his car also clearly resemble RenAndStimpy cartoons.

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* {{Expy}}: The first hitched driver is a clear embodiment of JohnKricfalusi Creator/JohnKricfalusi and the drawings in his car also clearly resemble RenAndStimpy cartoons.
25th Feb '14 7:53:01 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: Veit and Tom strip as Eastern soldiers at the "Black Mustang" in Las Vegas to earn money for Tom's dentistry.



* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: Veit and Tom strip as Eastern soldiers at the "Black Mustang" in Las Vegas to earn money for Tom's dentistry.
* YoureInsane: Tom's parents are very resilient about their journey. His mother just argues "that you even cannot speak English!", while his father says outright that "This is the total crap!"


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* YoureInsane: Tom's parents are very resilient about their journey. His mother just argues "that you even cannot speak English!", while his father says outright that "This is the total crap!"
25th Feb '14 7:52:13 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TheAllegedCar: Veit fantasizes about watching a Trabant driving down the Golden Gate Bridge [[spoiler:and the fantasy becomes reality in the end.]]



* TheAllegedCar: Veit fantasizes about watching a Trabant driving down the Golden Gate Bridge [[spoiler:and the fantasy becomes reality in the end.]]



* YouFailGeographyForever: Veit says that San Francisco were "the westernmost point of the world,..."
** YouFailLogicForever: "...beyond it there's only water, and Asia."



* YouFailGeographyForever: Veit says that San Francisco were "the westernmost point of the world,..."
** YouFailLogicForever: "...beyond it there's only water, and Asia."
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