The Giraffe (1998)


The Giraffe Poster
Original Title: Meschugge
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 103 Minutes    (1 Hours : 43 Minutes)
Release Date: 11 Mar 1999 (Germany)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English, German
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Dani Levy, Maria Schrader
Writer: 
Dani Levy, Maria Schrader
Stars: 
Maria Schrader, Dani Levy, David Strathairn  »




Description

Lena Katz, who is German, and David Fish, who is American, are Jews who live in New York. When Lena's mother, who arrives from Germany, meets her at a hotel, she finds an almost-dead woman lying on the hotel floor. She accompanies the...




Plot

Lena Katz, who is German, and David Fish, who is American, are Jews who live in New York. When Lena's mother, who arrives from Germany, meets her at a hotel, she finds an almost-dead woman lying on the hotel floor. She accompanies the injured woman to the hospital and meets David, who is the woman's son. After David's mother dies from the injuries, a question remains: was she murdered? The trail leads to Germany. Apparently, Lena's mother has some kind of relationship with David's mother that reaches back into the dark German history of the 1940s. Written by Marco Radke




Tagline

A life saved. A life taken. The past can never be erased.





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Don't (United States)
    The Giraffe (World-wide, English title)
    The Giraffe (Canada, English title)
    La girafe (France)
    La jirafa (Spain)

  • Company

    X-Filme Creative Pool

  • Country

    Germany
    Switzerland
    United States

  • Certification

    Argentina:13
    Germany:12 (w)
    Iceland:12
    Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva)
    Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)
    United States:Unrated

  • Location

    Germany





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    2.35 : 1

  • Color

    Color

  • Sound Mix

    Dolby Digital





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    4 wins & 2 nominations.