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Little Sharks (1992)
"Kleine Haie" (original title)

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When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen, he stumbles into the audition for next year's new students. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ingo
Kai Wiesinger ...
Johannes
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Ali
Meret Becker ...
Herta
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Bierchen
Magdalene Artelt ...
Margot
Werner Hansch ...
Conferencier
Willi Thomczyk ...
Cook
Jürgen Sebert ...
Foreman
Michael Mendl ...
Examiner Essen
Helmut Stange ...
Examiner Essen
Stefan von Moers ...
Examiner Essen
Katharina Abt ...
Portier
Michael Kessler ...
Portier
Raidar Müller-Elmau ...
Examiner Munich
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When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen, he stumbles into the audition for next year's new students. He lets Johannes, the broke and unsuccessful applicant, stay with him. Ingo decides to go to Munich with Johannes, where he wants to try his luck once again. Hitchhiking, they get rides with very different drivers on the autobahn. They meet up with the smooth-talking Ali in the wayside dinner "Raststätte Spessart". Arriving in Munich, the trio tries to find cheap sleeping accommodation. They enter Ingo into the audition at Munich acting school. Moreover, Johannes falls in love with street artist Herta from Berlin. Written by emkarpf

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The title is a pun on "Der kleine Hey", a standard book on vocal training for actors, written by Julius Hey (1832- 1909). "Kleine Haie" also means "little sharks". See more »

Quotes

Woyczek: [has just finished the doctor's monologue from Woyzeck]
Examiner Essen: Now we'll improvise, OK? Of course with the text.
[consults the other jury-members]
Examiner Essen: Well, you'll do this last bit again, but now you're limping. And you do have a speech impediment, too.
Woyczek: I'm sorry.
Examiner Essen: [laughing] No, for god's sake, not you. The doctor, right? You have a lisp, OK?
Examiner Essen: But don't denounce physicians.
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After the casting credits Ingo reappears and tells what happens to the main characters after the film. See more »

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References Lindenstraße (1985) See more »

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Performed by Francisco Vázquez
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"Fahrbier ist auch gut!"
4 April 1999 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is a road film about three young men coming to grips with their thespianism and living proof that comedy is not merely a genre inflicted unilaterally by Hollywood on the rest of the world. Upping the ante after "Allein unter Frauen," this is the film that put post-reunification German comedy firmly on the map. For those of you open-container-deprived North Americans, this film is worth watching just for the scenes featuring the camaro-pilot "Bierchen" and for the use of the fine technical pleonasm "Fahrbier."


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