The Giraffe


1h 47m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Lena is the New York-based granddaughter of a Jewish factory owner, whose premises in Germany are burned down by anti-Semites. Mrs. Fish, a German emigre in New York, sees news of the fire and recognises the owner as her father, long thought to be dead. She hires a lawyer to investigate, while her s

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Giraffe, Giraffe, Die, Meschugge
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Location
New York, USA; Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Lena is the New York-based granddaughter of a Jewish factory owner, whose premises in Germany are burned down by anti-Semites. Mrs. Fish, a German emigre in New York, sees news of the fire and recognises the owner as her father, long thought to be dead. She hires a lawyer to investigate, while her son meets Lena, and the two work out their shared history.

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Giraffe, Giraffe, Die, Meschugge
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Location
New York, USA; Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Maria Schrader was co-winner of the 1999 German Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in both "The Giraffe" and "Aimee & Jaguar" (Germany/1998). Schrader tied with Juliane Koehler who co-starred with her in the latter.

Released in United States Winter February 4, 2000

Released in United States April 1999

Released in United States Winter February 4, 2000

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of program "New Films from Germany" April 16-18, 1999.)