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Florentine (as Sabine Berg)
Michael Kessler ...
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Nadja Naidenow ...
Angie
Ömer Simsek ...
Hakan
Beatrice Manowski ...
Sabine
Martin Armknecht ...
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Karin Johnson ...
Freundin Axel
Uwe Fellensiek ...
Disco-Besitzer
Jürgen Schornagel ...
Herr Ecker
Jockel Tschiersch ...
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Olaf Ploetz ...
Vorsitzender Taubenverein
Liz Becker ...
Berties Mutter
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Both "Manta, Manta" as well as "Manta - Der Film (1991)" were cash-ins on the then-popular "Opel Manta"-jokes. See more »

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While Berti and Gerd are on their way to the stadium, in the shop-windows you can see the reflections of Berti's Manta sitting on something like a trailer when the camera shows the inside of the car. See more »

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Fabulous Crap
8 February 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"Manta, Manta" is lame and embarrassing in so many ways. What kind of derelict comes up with the idea of making a film about Manta obsessed German villagers and actually allows the hero to drive around in a pink, blue and yellow car? "Manta, Manta" is so cringe-worthy that it will give you wrinkles. And yet, I simply can't get enough of this addictively stupid, piece of crap. Even the ridiculous soundtrack is a guilty pleasure.

"Manta, Manta" represents the cinematic debut of Til Schweiger, after his run on "Lindenstrasse". He plays Bertie, a Manta driving idiot who challenges a Mercedes driving yuppie to a race, much to the annoyance of his peroxide blonde girlfriend, Uschi. Uschi, in turn, is asked to take part in a wet t-shirt competition by a Ferrari driving stranger who mistakes her for a prostitute as she waits for the bus. The plot becomes even more ludicrous when Bertie's friend Gerd falls in love with a radio reporter on an anti-Manta crusade.

This film is the reason why I became a Til Schweiger fan. He displays some of his future potential and definitely looks like a movie star, but his performance here is dreadful to the point of being hilarious. Bertie's drunken trip to the anti-Manta radio station is a fantastic low in modern German cinema. It's amazing to see how far Til has come since this trash - well, with the exception of "Driven", which is really "Manta, Manta" with better cars but without the charm.

In addition to the chance of watching a young and clueless Til, the movie also offers some great car chases and some of the worst fashion ever captured on film. I am fully aware that "Manta, Manta" is utter crap but that has never stopped me from enjoying it. Fans of bad movies and undiscerning rev-heads will be glad to have spent 87 minutes of their time with Bertie and his loser friends.


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