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Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

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Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Schultze
Harald Warmbrunn ...
Jürgen
Karl-Fred Müller ...
Manfred
Ursula Schucht ...
Jürgen's Wife
Hannelore Schubert ...
Manfred's Wife
Erwin Meinicke ...
Skatspieler
Hans Hohmann ...
Skatspieler
Siegfried Zimmermann ...
Skatspieler
Maik Gustävel ...
Automaten-Monteur
Annegret Fritz ...
Wirtin
Wolfgang Boos ...
Gatekeeper
Werner Boche ...
Rasenpfleger
Dora Solter ...
Dame
Anna Spengler ...
Dame
Erika Kirchhof ...
Dame
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Storyline

Schultze is a retired lignite miner living in an East German village and a passionate Polka musician on his accordion. One night he listens to a Zydeco tune in the radio, which changes his taste of music radically. Notwithstanding his complete ignorance of the English language he starts a trip into the heart of the Zydeco; to Louisana. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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It's never too late to re-tune your soul

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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22 April 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Härra Schultze pensionipõlv  »

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Opening Weekend:

$17,722 (USA) (18 February 2005)

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$594,115 (USA) (15 July 2005)
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The number of chess pieces still lying on the board changes between shots. See more »

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Captain Kirk: [while hooking up Schultze's boat] I'm captain Kirk.
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Schultze Ballade (Brass Band)
Written & Arranged for brass band by Thomas Wittenbecher
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11 May 2004 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Calling this movie boring misses the point. Many people aren't used to really *watch* films, i.e. read the pictures. This films' pictures speak such a humourous and humanist language that dialogue is simply not needed. They tell you how important it is to live your dream - even if it's only the small dream of an elderly, not very handsome or clever man. Schultze is just not the type who speaks a lot - his story is worthy to be told nevertheless.

I laughed a lot seeing this, it also touched me. Great camera work, the film really trusts the power of pictures. To me it's the best German movie of 2004 so far (and I've seen "Gegen die Wand", which I liked very much).


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