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Go for Zucker (2004)
"Alles auf Zucker!" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Hübchen ...
Jakob 'Jaeckie Zucker' Zuckermann
Hannelore Elsner ...
Marlene Zuckermann
Udo Samel ...
Samuel Zuckermann
Golda Tencer ...
Golda Zuckermann
Steffen Groth ...
Thomas Zuckermann
Anja Franke ...
Jana Zuckermann
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Joshua Zuckermann
Elena Uhlig ...
Lilly Zuckermann
Rolf Hoppe ...
Rabbi Ginsberg
Inga Busch ...
Irene Bunge
Antonia Adamik ...
Sarah Zuckermann
Renate Krößner ...
Linda
Axel Werner ...
Eddy Dürr
Gada Hammoudah ...
Janice (as Ghada Hammoudah)
Tatjana Blacher ...
Tatjana
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A Journalist of Jewish descent in Berlin feels that he is a loser of the political changes in Germany after 1989. When his mother dies, he has to meet his brother to whom he has not talked for years and to meet all his other family members. But during the preparations for the funeral he plays a snooker-cup for paying his debts with the money for the victory, and many other things mixes up. Written by Benjamin Stello

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An unorthodox comedy.

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6 January 2005 (Germany)  »

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$2,130 (USA) (9 December 2005)

Gross:

$86,553 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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Lots of laughter & a message
28 January 2005 | by (Luebeck, Germany) – See all my reviews

There's been a media buzz surrounding this movie since its release in Germany. It is a bittersweet satirical comedy on the relationship between Jewish and non-Jewish Germans, making it - to my knowledge - the first movie of its kind and utterly successful.

Since the Shoah, there has been a perception among the majority of non-Jewish Germans that Jewish people in this country have to be treated with velvet gloves in every respect. This perception is strengthened further by the fact that due to the small number of Jewish communities in Germany, many non-Jewish Germans don't know Jewish people personally, thus creating an abstract image of easily offended Jews who have to be treated with utmost political correctness.

This movie by Dani Levy puts things into perspective again, demonstrating that despite the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany against the Jewish population, one nowadays is allowed to laugh about curiosities caused by Jewish rituals like problems in keeping the household going during Shabbat or about other Jewish/non-Jewish incompatibilities without breaking a taboo. Both Jewish and non-Jewish stereotypes are equally poked fun at in this movie, and with its intentional and charming political incorrectness and spot-on irony on this complex and sensitive matter, it is hilariously funny and an absolute must-see! I am convinced that this movie will help bring relations of Jewish/non-Jewish Germans to a more normal, more natural level, based on more mutual understanding. But even for those not looking so much for a movie with a message, but rather for an evening highlight of clever entertainment and big laughter, this is an ideal choice!

9/10


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