12 Paces without a Head

12 Paces without a Head 2009

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The era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon. However, Störtebeker is badly wounded in the attempted capture and the pirates suffer ignominious defeat. Not only their ship is down the drain - Störtebeker himself is suddenly plagued by anxiety and doubt about his very existence as a pirate. He is drawn to the beautiful country girl Bille, while Michels gets rebuffed by the friesian princess Okka. In the very moment that the crew have mutinied and co-captain Michels is literally at the end of his tether, they discover on board their ramshackle old tub a most unique wonder weapon. Glory days are quickly revived - until the mighty Hanse consolidate their power and weaponry and go to war against the pirates. Störtebeker and Michels are forced to decide: To live as a farmer or to die as a pirate.

  • Released: 2009-12-10
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Stars: Simon Gosejohann, Hinnerk Schönemann, Oliver Bröcker, Sascha Reimann, Alexander Scheer, Detlev Buck, Sven Hönig, Ronald Zehrfeld, Matthias Schweighöfer, Franziska Wulf, Jacob Matschenz, Devid Striesow, Martin Klempnow, Godehard Giese, Jana Pallaske, Milan Peschel, Falk Rockstroh, Achim Reichel, Thomas Neumann, Peter Kurth
  • Director: Sven Taddicken