An asocial, obese German woman lives in a large city. Unfortunately despite her kind and intelligent personality, she has had a lot of trouble making a connection with people, until she gets a crush on a handsome subway conductor.



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Cast overview:
Eisi Gulp ...
Toni Berger ...
Manuela Denz ...
Mrs. Huber
Will Spindler ...
Train Conductor
Hans Stadlbauer ...
Train Conductor
Meret Burger ...
Girl in the Train
Werner Zeussel
Christiane Blumhoff
Dietrich Kerky
Peter Weiß
Michele Tichawsky
Paul Würges ...
Himself - Leader of his Combo (as Paul Wuerges)


In a large city lives a lonesome, 38-year old woman. Without friends, she has indulged in food and candy too much and has become a bit overweight. In short, she is disappointed in her life. One day she sees a young and handsome subway driver and instantly falls in love with him. In a very short time, she finds out all about him and eventually contacts him. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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1 October 1985 (USA)  »

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This is for all the fat girls....
19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Camryn Manheim held up the Emmy Award she won for her role as Ellenor Frutt on The Practice and said..."This is for all the fat girls!" This film liberates "fat girls" in a similar way. Marianne Sägebrecht is "Marianne" the mortician's assistant whose life is as dead as her customers. She rides to work on the subway, listens to the negative comments about her by ladies in the local shops, and takes an occasional swim at the local pool when she needs to just get away and think. All that changes the day she spots Huber, the young handsome subway driver. What chance would a fat middle aged mortician's assistant have of seducing a young handsome blonde man? Marianne proves that hope springs eternal. I enjoyed this film when it was played on Showtime in the late 1980's and I recently tracked down a copy to see it again.

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