Der Eisbär (1998)

  |  Action, Thriller

Der Eisbär (1998) Poster

At the beginning of the movie, a man drives a vintage Mercedes saloon to a gangster boss ("Der Gesundheitsinspektor" - The Health Inspector, played by Heiner Lauterbach). The "Health ... See full synopsis »

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.



  • Der Eisbär (1998)
  • Der Eisbär (1998)
  • Der Eisbär (1998)
  • Der Eisbär (1998)
  • Der Eisbär (1998)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

9 November 1999 | GMeleJr
| A more mature Til Schweiger scores again
DER EISBAER is the first movie German mega-star Til Schweiger directed, and starred in. Seen when it premiered in Germany in November of '98, I accompanied all the avant premiere buzz surrounding the film and Schweiger's career moves, and even attended one of the premieres Schweiger hosted at the new Potsdamer Platz Cinemaxx. This action drama with a relationship story lived up to all the hype, and exceeded my inflated expectations. If you are a Schweiger fan or a an action drama lover, don't miss DER EISBAER when it comes out on video or if it opens outside Europe. Schweiger has come a long way since DER BEWEGTE MANN ("Maybe, Maybe Not"), and in the process has single-handedly brought German cinema back to the masses after a half century of domination by the high brow author directors (Herzog, Fassbinder, Wenders) who made German cinema synonymous with boredom, and inaccessibility with the masses. Since 1994, Schweiger starrers have broken German Box Office Records consistently. Here, though this film did not break the Box Office Records of the others (including MAENNERPENSION and KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOORS), he shows us in more dimensions why he has been the phenomenon of popular German cinema this past decade, and probably beyond 2000. I give DER EISBAER 8 out 10 points.

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • Barefoot


  • Rabbit Without Ears

    Rabbit Without Ears

  • Kokowääh


  • Rabbit Without Ears 2

    Rabbit Without Ears 2

  • Wo ist Fred?

    Wo ist Fred?

  • Schutzengel


  • 1½ Knights - In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde

    1½ Knights - In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde

  • Kokowääh 2

    Kokowääh 2

  • Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding

    Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding

  • Maybe... Maybe Not

    Maybe... Maybe Not

  • Manta, Manta

    Manta, Manta

  • Conni und Co 2 - Das Geheimnis des T-Rex

    Conni und Co 2 - Das Geheimnis des T-Rex


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Thriller


Release Date:

12 November 1998



Country of Origin


Filming Locations


Sydney Sweeney Can't Stop Watching Christmas Movies

The star of the new HBO show "Euphoria" talks about watching Christmas movies non-stop, and what it was like working with her childhood crush Leonardo DiCaprio.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what TV shows editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to Star Wars, video games, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on