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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #130 on: April 23, 2014, 03:10:59 pm »
Speaking of subtitles, I just read a critic's review, he complained about something I also wondered. 

Max Riemelt's character is shown as "Kay" in the subtitles, but it's pronounced Kai by the actors, which sounds much better to me.  So why is it subtitled incorrectly?  Seems odd to have a proper noun misspelled.
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« Reply #131 on: April 23, 2014, 04:43:27 pm »
Kai is the normal spelling for this Scandinavian/north German name, but Kay is a less commonly seen variant. Both would be pronounced "kye".

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« Reply #132 on: April 23, 2014, 08:15:35 pm »
I didn't know that, thank you.
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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #133 on: April 25, 2014, 02:06:30 pm »
For some reason I couldn't reply yesterday.

Just a note, Kai is in Germany and most of Scandinavia an exclusively male name.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/kai-1

Although in Sweden it can be female.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/kai-2

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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #134 on: April 25, 2014, 04:18:04 pm »
Yes, somehow the thread got locked but southendmd unlocked it for us.

That's very interesting about the names.  

I noticed this: VARIANTS: Kay (Frisian),

and it made me think of a breed of horse, the Friesian, and I wondered if it was German (I am appallingly, embarrassingly bad at geography, but I have other qualities   :) ).  I looked up both spellings and found this:

The Friesian is a horse breed originating in Friesland, in the Netherlands.
The Frisians are a Germanic ethnic group native to the coastal parts of the Netherlands and Germany.

One can certainly learn a lot here  :)

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« Reply #135 on: April 25, 2014, 04:41:27 pm »
Hmmm.  I may have to enter Passages Malibu.  This is from Max Riemelt's Facebook page.  I'm not even ON Facebook.

If anyone would care to translate, that would be much appreciated  ;)

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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #136 on: April 25, 2014, 04:45:45 pm »
this is him in a blue shirt

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« Reply #137 on: April 25, 2014, 04:46:31 pm »
in a sweater        ::)      ok, no more.  But you must admit, he is gorgeous.

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« Reply #138 on: April 25, 2014, 04:54:29 pm »
Back to the movie - I don't think I posted this one before.  He smoked a helluva lotta dope, more than cigarettes, I think.

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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #139 on: April 25, 2014, 06:23:12 pm »
Hmmm.  I may have to enter Passages Malibu.  This is from Max Riemelt's Facebook page.  I'm not even ON Facebook.

If anyone would care to translate, that would be much appreciated  ;)

My translator isn't very good, but here's what it says:

"I enjoy using it to have pain.  He is a superstar made in Germany and admits an award after the other, not only professionally he exceeds limits, as  he OK! reveals exclusively". 

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