The shy waiter David manages to win the attention of the young Marie after he pretends to be the author of a novel whose manuscript he found in a junk shop. Everything goes well: the novel – a tragic love story set in the 1950s – hits the bestseller lists and the two become an item – until, suddenly, a tramp appears at a book signing claiming to be the real author…
Fists fly, swords and bottles clash, bones break and blood flows... it was just a commercial for his Uncle Ahmet's bar in Hamburg that Ibo Secmez had made, but he had given his passion for kung fu films free rein. However, not until cinema-goers start flocking from the movies to the "King of Kebab" does Uncle Ahmet's initial anger at the bloodthirsty opus subside and give way to pride in his nephew. But this is when the real problems start for Ibo. His girlfriend Titzi tells him that she's pregnant. Ibo can't face up to this – at least not right away, and not without taking a few detours first. "Kebab Connection" is about these detours.
Fate brings three people together. Thomas a young, athletic, taciturn, former soldier dishonourably discharged from the army; the somewhat worn yet always chipper Ali a Turkish entrepreneur in Germany; and Laura, Ali’s attractive, reserved wife, who has already experienced a great deal. The highways of Germany’s northeast, the forests of the wide countryside and the cliffs that run down to the sea form the backdrop for the drama of these three people whose desires only graze the surface of even greater dreams. In between debt and freedom, heartlessness and passion lies a world of dreams, whose fulfilment only appears possible at the cost of betrayal.
In the seventeenth century, a 14-year-old orphan named Krabat flees the horrors of the Thirty Years’ War by becoming an apprentice to the ominous master of a mysterious mill. One of 12 young men working for the miller, Krabat is not only taught the craft of milling but is also initiated into a sinister world of dark arts. When the life of his friend and protector becomes threatened, Krabat must struggle to free himself from an evil sorcerer’s control in a gripping fight for freedom, friendship and love. Bavarian Film Prize 2009 (Best Children/Youth Film)