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Pappa ante Portas (1991)

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After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelyn Hamann ...
Renate Lohse
Vicco von Bülow ...
Heinrich Lohse / Opa Hoppenstedt / Dichter Frohwein / Geigenspieler (as Loriot)
Irm Hermann ...
Hedwig
Hans-Peter Korff ...
Hellmuth
Dagmar Biener ...
Brigitte Mielke
Ortrud Beginnen ...
Gertrud Mielke
H.H. Müller ...
Fabrikant Drögel
Hans-Günter Martens ...
Kurt
Inge Wolffberg ...
Frau Kleinert
Gerrit Schmidt-Foß ...
Dieter Lohse
Dagmar Altrichter ...
Gäste
Katharina Brauren ...
Gäste
Kurt Hübner ...
In der Röhrenfirma: Generaldirektor
Brigitte Sanner ...
In der Röhrenfirma: Vorzimmerdame
Christine Oberländer ...
In der Röhrenfirma: Sekretärin
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After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16 year old son. But - do they want that? Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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21 February 1991 (Germany)  »

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Attention, papa arrive!  »

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Executive Chairman: You married quite late and you have a little child?
Heinrich Lohse, Opa Hoppenstedt, Lothar Frohwein, Geigenspieler: Yes, sir.
Executive Chairman: Does it already sit or speak?
Heinrich Lohse, Opa Hoppenstedt, Lothar Frohwein, Geigenspieler: Dieter is sixteen. He sits and speaks.
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One of Germany's funniest movies
20 March 2004 | by (Coblence, Germany) – See all my reviews

What happens if your husband is early retired? That is the master question of Germany's famous actor, writer and director Vicco von Bülow's comedy. He understands very well to show the audience the small things of life, that can be funny as well. Although nothing important or extraordinary happens in this movie, it is interesting for every minute. You won't find simple jokes and gags (like in a Zucker movie) in this film, but you will be fascinated about the subtle sense of humor of Loriot. The only thing to criticise is the very poor quality of scenery and camerawork what seems to be an effect of the low budget of this film. But I would consider "Pappa ante portas" (a German-Latin play on words that means "Daddy in front of the door" and is an allusion to the Latin figure of speech "Hannibal ante portas") as one of the ten funniest German movies in the history of German comedies.


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