Release Date: November 7, 2001
Limited release


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A German film with English subtitles, Otomo is a fictionalized account of true events that happened in Stuttgart, Germany in 1989. In the actual story, a West African seeking asylum in the city assaulted a racist subway ticket-taker and became the subject of a city-wide manhunt. The film takes that story and examines the effects of institutionalized racism and police brutality as the main character, homeless and jobless, deals with intolerance and police brutality as an unfortunate chain of events leads to a final bloody result.

Otomo has been nominated for several awards, and won the Diversity in Spirit Award at the 2000 Vancouver International Film Festival. It will be opening on an extremely limited basis and is very unlikely to have any effect on overall box office. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

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Main Cast Isaach De Bankole, Eva Mattes, Hanno Friedrich
Supporting Cast Barnaby Metschurat, Lara Kugler
Director Frieder Schlaich
Screenwriter Klaus Pohl, Frieder Schlaich
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.filmgalerie451.de/sets/otom_set.htm
Rating Unrated
Running Time 85 minutes
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

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Breakdown 5/2/9712.31 16.17 2108 5840.00 7379.5 50.14 65.86 4.07
Falling Down 2/26/938.72 12.70 1220 7148.00 10014.1 40.90 59.57 4.69



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