Jakob Windisch has written THE number one bestselling novel. Since he is very shy, no-one has seen him except Uhu Zigeuner who is the designated director of the film adaption. Zigeuner is ... See full summary »

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Uhu Zigeuner
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Paolo Rossini
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Oskar Reiter
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Valerie
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Jakob Windisch
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Charlotte Sanders
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Dr. Sigi Gelber
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Bodo Kriegnitz
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Zillie Watussnik
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Fanny Zigeuner
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Tabatier
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Meik
Erich Hallhuber ...
Bankier Hopf
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Jakob Windisch has written THE number one bestselling novel. Since he is very shy, no-one has seen him except Uhu Zigeuner who is the designated director of the film adaption. Zigeuner is on the hunt for the woman of his dreams, a woman who should also play the main role in the film. Meanwhile, ruthless producer Oskar Reiter wants to buy the film rights at all costs - and he is struggling for the love of the beautiful Valerie. These and a lot more egos meet every night in a restaurant called "Rossini" where everybody must go so that everybody else sees them. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Based upon director Helmut Dietl's experience of trying to adapt Patrick Süskind's novel "Das Parfüm" into a movie. Uhu Zigeuner is based upon Dietl, while Jakob Windisch is based upon the author Süskind. Oscar Reiter is based upon producer 'Bernd Eichinger' who eventually would turn the novel into a film, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006). See more »

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A satire on the German film scene.
25 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film entertains with witty dialogues and persuading intrigue. In typical German fashion, comedy is coupled with depth as well as sadness which creates an atmosphere of realism while being light and energizing. The acting is excellent, not surprisingly, as the cast consists of a great number of famous and skilled German actors including Veronica Ferres, Götz George and Mario Adorf. Careful, you may not be satisfied with your typical blockbuster movie after this. There is nothing wanting in the cinematography or soundtrack either, but all elements of this movie combine to create a convincing comedy that left me hoping for more of the same. In short, a must see or rent for all who love satires or simply want to see a really good movie.


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