Die Schimmelreiter (2009)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Road Movie, Slice of Life  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Germany   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

With its unmistakable echoes of Wim Wenders' Kings of the Road, the German road movie-buddy comedy Sheep and Chips witnesses the friendship that evolves between two radically different men. Fuchs (Peter Jordan) is a genial foot control agent who spends his work days visiting a series of snack bars in Dithmarschen, Northern Germany and instilling order. Meanwhile, Tillmann Koch (Axel Prahl) - Fuchs's boss's brother and an ill-tempered alcoholic - gives up on the possibility of a happy life abroad and returns home to Dithmarschen to prove himself. Fuchs would love nothing more than to prove himself well suited for a job transfer to the big city, and that opportunity materializes when Tillman is assigned by the company to join Fuchs on an important business trip.




alcoholism, aspiration, big-city, boredom, civil-servant, depression, food-safety, journey, wasteland