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3.2
27 Ratings

Life Is All You Get

Das Leben ist eine Baustelle

Directed by Wolfgang Becker
Germany, 1997
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan’s (Jürgen Vogel) life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera (Christiane Paul), and a bittersweet romance unfolds.

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Life Is All You Get Directed by Wolfgang Becker

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1997 | Special Mention

Valladolid International Film Festival

1997 | Winner: Best New Director (Pilar Miró Award)

German Film Critics Association Awards

1997 | Winner: Best Film

German Film Awards

1997 | 3 wins including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Gold)

1997 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Gold)

What are people saying?

  • cinegeek.de's rating of the film Life Is All You Get

    (...)Wolfgang Beckers Film trägt den inoffiziellen Untertitel "Die Liebe in den Zeiten der Kohl-Ära" und das ist in den frühen 90ern Programm! Das Leben ist eine Baustelle ist die erste anti-deutsche Komödie, nicht aus München, sondern dem prolligen Berlin. Er, Jan, ein Kreuzberger Gelegenheits-Arbeiter, sie, Vera, eine Künstlerin, wohl aus dem neuen Osten der Stadt, aber auch mittellos(...)