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Ribb's Motorcycle

West Germany, 1973 (MIFF 1974)

Director: Karin Thome

A boy has a motorcycle and a girlfriend. After a dream one night. the boy calls his girlfriend and tells her about the origin of the motorcycle. The cycle is a gift from a friend, who wants to emigrate to a desert, because he thinks himself an incarnation of the Nazi Propaganda Minister Ribbentrop . . .

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