Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In this entertaining satire on the art of spontaneous filmmaking, a young director starts out shooting a love scene in one style, à la Lothar Lambert and then tries another style, and another -- but when the actress' lover visits the set, the director keeps on shooting their encounter, working it into his plot. The film then follows the actress and her live-in companion to Switzerland where they give a lift to a hitchhiker and travel through gorgeous countryside and solitary back roads. The plot thickens when the man discovers that cocaine has been hidden in the cargo they are carrying, and this discovery sets off a chase scene that ironically ends at the Cannes Film Festival. But the story continues with the two main protagonists as they work their way back to Berlin and reveal what has happened to the film crew and the director. This is an enjoyable first run for novice director Reinhard Münster and was his diploma film from the Berlin Film Academy. Dorado - One Way shared the Golden-TIP award at the 1983 Hof Film Festival.