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Maybe... Maybe Not (1994)
"Der bewegte Mann" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  12 July 1996 (USA)
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Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joachim Król ...
Norbert Brommer
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Doro Feldheim
Rufus Beck ...
Waltraud
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Metzger
Nico van der Knaap ...
Fränzchen
Antonia Lang ...
Elke Schmitt
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Jutta
Judith Reinartz ...
Claudia
Kai Wiesinger ...
Aufreißer
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Günter
Christof Wackernagel ...
Rüdiger
Martin Armknecht ...
Lutz
Heinrich Schafmeister ...
Klaus Dieter
Helmut Buchel ...
Dirk (as Helmut Büchel)
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Storyline

Axel, a handsome young guy is always on the hunt for women although he already has a girlfriend, Doro. One day he is caught in the act with another woman by Doro and she quits the relationship and throws him out of her apartment. Seeking for a new home, Axel is introduced to Walter, a homosexual, who finds Axel quite attractive. Walter takes Axel to a gay party where they meet Norbert, who has a big apartment and is more than willing to let Axel stay for a while because he thinks he can seduce him. Meanwhile, Doro finds out that she is pregnant from Axel and now she tries to get him back, not knowing that he lives among homosexuals now. This gives room for a lot of funny incidents between the gay world and the straight world. But will Doro get Axel back or will he stay with Norbert instead? Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language, including some explicit sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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12 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Maybe... Maybe Not  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$172,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$366,506 (USA) (9 August 1996)
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Trivia

At the time of release, this was the biggest grossing homegrown film at the German box office. See more »

Quotes

Axel Feldheim: [getting in a car full of transvestites] Good morning, girls.
Norbert Brommer: [with deep voice] Hello.
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Connections

Spin-off Bewegte Männer (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Ja und nein
Music by Franz Grothe
Lyrics by Willy Dehmel
Performed by Palast Orchester featuring Max Raabe
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German comedy is not an oxymoron!
4 April 1999 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

Based on the work of Ralf König -- the king (no pun intended) of the Teutonic queer comic strip -- Wortmann has made a film about the vicissitudes of coming out. Hand in hand, these two men from the country of "poets and thinkers" dare utter the words: "we are German, we are funny, and we are not ashamed!" In case you missed Wortmann's "Kleine Haie" (1992) -- a road film about three young men coming to grips with their thespianism -- here's proof that comedy is not merely a genre inflicted unilaterally by Hollywood on the rest of the world. Although this film does make concessions in order to be more palatable to its hetero viewership, it is clearly head-and-shoulders above recent Hollywood forays into the queer-exploitation venue such as the abysmal "In&Out" featuring Kevin Kline. After Fassbinder and Wenders it now looks like Germany has a commercially viable director with something worthwhile to say!


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