A black Saab 900 Turbo is an architect car. If you search Google for the term, you will find two 900er, a Volvo, a Mercedes among the first four results. So much for the cliché.
Last week “Andi is back” ran in the first. A film with Saab participation and with beautiful 900 scenes. Why is?
A Berlin architect, around the 40 years old, is practicing the art of failure and flees to his family in the province. There the suppressed youth and the expectations of his parents catch up with him. With all risks and side effects. The film is neatly told, if not a top recommendation. It lacks a bit of wit and speed.
There are tons of clichés. The main character is always dressed in black. Just architect. The apartment is full of Danish design classics, because architects always live like this. And the Saab is a black 900 Turbo Coupe, the Golf GTI of all architects.
Less would have been more ... but sponge over it! The sound alone, when the Swedish total work of art drives into the yard, makes our hearts beat faster. Nice ! From a Saab fan point of view, a successful film. The 900 itself is shaped by hard life. The sky is hanging, the black paint is long past its best days. That's authentic, because that's how they drive around in the trendy districts, not just in Berlin.
The Andi and his Saab are available in the ARD Mediatheque until 25.03. More about Saab as a movie car on Sunday on our classic cars and classic blog.