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Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man (2001)

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Edward Kaminsky, an aging ad man, wants a golden parachute from his agency; he must first land the Opel auto contract. Rosa, a youth with wealthy parents, wants to establish herself as an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Scheer ...
Victor Vogel
Götz George ...
Eddie Kaminsky
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Rosa Braun
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Johanna von Schulenberg
Vadim Glowna ...
Werner Stahl
Nele Mueller-Stöfen ...
Michelle
Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp ...
Günter Pflüger
Steffen Münster ...
Till
Andreas Schmidt ...
Alfi
Guntram Brattia ...
Benjamin Schwarz
Hans Löw ...
Boiler
Julien Lambroschini ...
Hackel
Samuel Weiss ...
Anatole Lanzerac
Ellen Schlootz ...
Assistentin v. Schulenberg
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Edward Kaminsky, an aging ad man, wants a golden parachute from his agency; he must first land the Opel auto contract. Rosa, a youth with wealthy parents, wants to establish herself as an artist. The clumsy and enthusiastic Viktor, not quite honest, wants work. When he wanders into Kaminsky's meeting with Opel and says something about irony, the Opel director wants him in on the campaign. Then he steals an idea from Rosa that the Opel director loves. Before Rosa discovers he's expropriated her idea, Rosa and Viktor become lovers. Father-son feelings materialize between Kaminsky and Viktor. Can the impulsive Viktor hold it together before Rosa learns the truth and flies away? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In der Liebe und in der Karriere ist alles erlaubt.

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12 April 2001 (Germany)  »

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A good example of sacrificing art for fame
22 August 2005 | by (United States/Czech Republic/South Africa) – See all my reviews

This is a very insightful film. The lead actor, Alexander Scheer, is the ultimate casting choice. He portrays physically a geek like nobody else. The film itself examines the rapid accent into popularity and money, the selling of original values and building a fake existence.

It is humorous and follows a realistic ideology. The two scenes that form the core of the film is the guerrilla filming in the super market (with the subtext of war journalism) and the subsequent weekend, which forms a nostalgic look on youth with an older character (as opposed to an observing role.)

Götz George provides the excellent effigy of lost but regained youth and principle. Chulpan Khamatova is perfect as the perky pseudo-rebellious artist with rich and disapproving parents.

A film worthwhile seeing more than once, first to enjoy and then to analyze.


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