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The Giraffe (1998)

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103 min | Thriller

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 ...See moreLena 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 See less
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Carl-Friedrich Koschnick (as Carl F. Koschnick)
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Updated Sep 14, 1998

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Feb 4, 2000 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Maria Schrader
Lena Katz Lena Katz   See fewer
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Dani Levy
David Fish David Fish   See fewer
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David Strathairn
Charles Kaminski Charles Kaminski   See fewer
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Nicole Heesters
Lena's Mother Lena's Mother   See fewer
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Lynn Cohen
David's Mother David's Mother   See fewer
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Lukas Ammann
Max Weiss Max Weiss   See fewer
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Stephanie Roth Haberle
Rahel Fish (as Stephanie Roth) Rahel Fish (as Stephanie Roth)   See fewer
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R.J. Cutler
Rahel's Husband Rahel's Husband   See fewer
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Erin Rakow
Slavie Fish Slavie Fish   See fewer
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Daniel Mastroianni
Menachem Fish Menachem Fish   See fewer
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Paul Butler
Lt. Lynch Lt. Lynch   See fewer
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Mario Giacalone
Det. Pucci Det. Pucci   See fewer
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Mark Zimmerman
Bregman Bregman   See fewer
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Marcia Jean Kurtz
Rita Teichmann Rita Teichmann   See fewer
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Francine Beers
Martha Galinski Martha Galinski   See fewer
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Sylvia Kauders
Sarah Singer Sarah Singer   See fewer
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Penny Arcade
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Harvey Friedman
David's Co-Worker David's Co-Worker   See fewer
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Günther Dicks
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Wichart von Roëll
Police Chief Bachmeier (as Wichard von Roell) Police Chief Bachmeier (as Wichard von Roell)   See fewer
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Jennifer Coll
Photo Model Photo Model   See fewer
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David Warren Burke
Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
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Anna Köhler
Airport Attendant Airport Attendant   See fewer
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Ben Lipitz
Reuben Katzenberg Reuben Katzenberg   See fewer
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Marcel Seyppel
Archiver Archiver   See fewer
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Stefan Gwildis
Streetmusician Streetmusician   See fewer
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Emily Splittgerber
Lena Katz 1942 Lena Katz 1942   See fewer
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Darja Lewin
Ruth Goldberg 1942 Ruth Goldberg 1942   See fewer
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Alice Liu
Chinese Singer (uncredited) Chinese Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 351 votes