Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vicco von Bülow ...
Paul Winkelmann (as Loriot)
Katharina Brauren ...
Pauls Mutter
Evelyn Hamann ...
Margarethe Tietze
Edda Seippel ...
Mutter Tietze
Richard Lauffen ...
Vater Tietze
Klaus Schultz ...
Herr Weber
Walter Hoor ...
Ballettmeister
Rosemarie Fendel ...
Frau Westphal
Heinz Meier ...
Herr Müller
Hans-Günter Martens ...
Dr. Schnoor
Erich Schwarz ...
Ober
Udo Thomer ...
Herr Meier-Grabenhorst
Joerg Adae ...
Herr Kempe (as Jörg Adae)
Eberhard Fechner ...
Herr Dr. Giesebrecht
Dagmar Biener ...
Frau Mengelberg
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Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the role of women in society in his carnival club. When he meets psychologist Margarete Tietze, "Pussi" finally begins to rebel against his dominant mother. Written by Lutz van Hasselt <willwink@pool.informatik.rwth-aachen.de>

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The first movie that was released in both East and West Germany at the same day (10 March 1988). See more »

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When Paul comes home for the first time, he accidentally tries to open his neighbour's door instead of his own. He walks down the stairs afterwards and opens his own door. These two doors are actually the same. The pattern on the lower marble wall is exactly the same, the name on the mail box is the same (also too short for his last name "Winkelmann"). Furthermore, the shadows on the wall and the door indicate that the shots were taken on different times of the day. See more »

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Le Jazz Hot
Music by Henry Mancini
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German's don't do comedy... well think again
27 November 2001 | by (Luxembourg, Europe) – See all my reviews

A beer commercial in the States once said "German's don't do comedy, they do beer" Well Loriot (Vico von Bülow) proves to be the exception (and sad to say to ONLY exception). As a die-hard Loriot-fan I may have a biased point of view, but Loriot's 1 - 2 punch with "Ödipussi" and "Pappa ante portas" are the best German comedy movies ever.

Loriot's humor is at times very dry, but being so very hilarious. If you think about making fun of subtle German stereotypes (being organised for example) you will understand Loriot's approach to humor and will be hit full-force by the effect. Sadly if you do not master German you will loose a lot of it.

A must have for every comedy fan.


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