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Otto - Der Außerfriesische (1989)

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Otto is the only one who is able to save his Frisian fatherland; but he needs the help of his brother, who is abroad. But his brother does not want to fulfill what he has sworn as a child. ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Waalkes ...
Otto Gross / Benno Gross
Barbara May ...
Hans Peter Hallwachs ...
Grödel (as Hans-Peter Hallwachs)
Volkmar Kleinert ...
J.R. Van Devil
Arnold Marquis ...
Baron von Platt
Christine Neubauer ...
Tony Guzman ...
El Cucaracho
Uwe Hacker ...
Herr im Flugzeug
Wolfgang Zerlett ...
Claudia Lehmann ...
Sabine Wagner ...
Horst Tomayer ...
René Geney ...
Kellner im Konzern
Wilken F. Dincklage ...


Otto is the only one who is able to save his Frisian fatherland; but he needs the help of his brother, who is abroad. But his brother does not want to fulfill what he has sworn as a child. So it takes Otto a while to convince him while time is running low for his plans to save East-Frisia. Written by Volker Boehm

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13 July 1989 (West Germany)  »

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Otto - Der Außerfriesische  »

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Worth watching, but definitely not great
7 December 2007 | by (Coblence, Germany) – See all my reviews

Otto Waalkes is maybe the most famous German comedian of the 80s. After doing stand-up and a TV series, he started writing scripts for movies, where he played the lead character. "Der Ausserfrisische" is his third movie and in my opinion the best Otto-movie of them all.

But that doesn't mean it is a good movie overall. Most gags are pretty trivial, one might even say stupid. But others really make you laugh - especially the ones taking place in the USA, where the main character Otto has to go to find his brother to prevent the destruction of the beautiful, natural landscape of his home Ostfriesland. The stupid German guy from the countryside in the big city - nothing new at all, but at some points still worth watching. One of my favorite scenes is where Ottos brother Benno explains to him the sign language to be used in a club.

Here is the bottom line: If you do not like Otto Waalkes, do not watch the movie. It will be a tremendous waste of time for you. If you do like him, get yourself a beer, lean back and enjoy this meaningless German movie while falling asleep on the couch.

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