The Giraffe (1998)

09/14/1998 (CA) Thriller 1h 45m


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 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

  1. Dani Levy


Top Billed Cast

  1. Maria Schrader

    Maria Schrader

    Lena Katz

  2. Dani Levy

    David Fish

  3. David Strathairn

    David Strathairn

    Charles Kaminski

  4. Nicole Heesters

    Lenas Mutter

  5. Lukas Ammann

    Lukas Ammann

    Eliah Goldberg

  6. Wichart von Roƫll


  7. David Warren Burke


  8. Marcia Jean Kurtz

    Marcia Jean Kurtz

    Rita Teichmann

Full Cast & Crew

Original Title Meschugge

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

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