Tschick (Goodbye Berlin in the english version) is a German 2016 comedy-drama film directed by Fatih Akin, based on Wolfgang Herrndorf’s bestselling 2010 novel Tschick (released as Why We Took the Car in English countries). The film depicts two teenage outsiders from Berlin who go on an eccentric roadtrip through East Germany during the summer holidays. Despite having very different social backgrounds, fourteen year boys Andrej “Tschick” Tschichatschow and Maik Klingenberg come together through their common role as outsiders and the painful feeling of boredom. Tschick is the son of Russian repatriates while Maik comes from a good family, but suffers from the alcoholism of his mother. With a rickety stolen car, the two youths embark on a new journey that will change their lives.

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