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Zuckerbaby (1985)

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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Marianne
Eisi Gulp ...
Huber
Toni Berger ...
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Manuela Denz ...
Mrs. Huber
Will Spindler ...
Train Conductor
Hans Stadlbauer ...
Train Conductor
Meret Burger ...
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Werner Zeussel
Christiane Blumhoff
Dietrich Kerky
Peter Weiß
Michele Tichawsky
Paul Würges ...
Himself - Leader of his Combo (as Paul Wuerges)
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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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OK, not a great film, but...
23 February 2004 | by (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) – See all my reviews

...still, there's something about this movie that is extremely appealing. The strange, offbeat colors underscore the fantasy nature of the story. For the first twenty minutes or so, I just watched with wide-eyed disbelief, expecting something atrocious to happen; then as the story developed I found myself drawn into an unexpectedly tender and touching, yet still fantastic, affair. When the film was over, I found myself reflecting on the characters' motivations and personalities. Trivial films don't have that effect.

Not trivial, then--but not wonderful, either, in any conventional way. Too specialized? I don't know. I plan to watch it again. It's worth that.

I gave it a vote of "seven."


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