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Der Experte (1988)

After car mechanic Willi Schulze and election expert Willy Schneider get a car accident, they both lose their memory. The police assume Schulze is the expert and rapidly he turns into the pivot in a stone-hard election-contest.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Willi Schulze
Peter Schmölling
Walo Lüönd ...
Horst Neumann
Gert Haucke ...
Professor Alois Schönberg
Elfi Eschke ...
Dr. Schneebusch
Steven Bennett ...
Paul Wudke
Günther Ungeheuer ...
Dr. Heck
Walter Buschhoff ...
Otto von Ludwig
Harry Wüstenhagen ...
Klaus Guth ...
Willy Schneider
Karl-Ulrich Meves ...
Max Tidof ...
Helga (as Stephanie Philipp)
Ursula Wolff ...
Ute Neumann (as Uschi Wolff)


Willi Schulze is a car mechanic. Together with Paul, who escaped from an orphanage, he runs a garage. During the testing of a car, Willi finds out the brakes aren't working that good. A fatal accident can just be prevented. He tries to hitchhike home and gets picked up by American election expert Willy Schneider. Together they also get an accident and both lose their memory. The police assumes Schulze is the election expert and rapidly he turns into the pivot in a stone-hard election-contest. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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4 February 1988 (West Germany)  »

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Didi - Der Experte  »

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10 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Though never subtle this Dieter Hallervorden vehicle does not have the tastelessness of some of his other films, and certainly the first half is entertaining and funny (a little knowledge about German politics is required here). But the satire dies out and the story switches to a too sentimental story with Dieter trying to get back his young friend Paul. Only at the end the satire comes back, but the viewer (at least this one) is already too bored with Paul to be interested again. The end of the film is very badly scripted: at once the film is over and the viewer waiting for a meaningful ending. Director Schabenitzky keeps the comedy and especially Hallervorden under control thereby avoiding getting it too farcical.

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