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What To Do In Case Of Fire? (Was Tun, Wenn's Bent?)
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 68 (Jan 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Til Schweiger, Doris Schretzmayer, Sebastian Blomberg, Nadja Uhl, Matthias Matschke, Martin Feifel, Klaus L

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 08089
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Drug use and language
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/12/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gregor Schnitzler
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After a twenty-year-old bomb goes off in Berlin, six former friends come together to discuss the consequences of their actions years ago. During the 1980s, the group was full of anti-government, youthful beliefs and acted on those beliefs. Forgetting all about their past actions, they never considered "What To Do In Case Of Fire?" (Was Tun, Wenn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a stylized picture, that often has a desaturated, highly contrasted appearance. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. The picture has a crisp, cold feel, with lots of stark whites and gray exteriors. Images are quite sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered definition and clarity. There is some minor edge enhancement noticed, and pixelization occasionally breaks apart finer details. Fine film grain inherent in the source element adds a gritty texture to the picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

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