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As Tobias, a young director, supposes that his girl-friend Ellen had an affair with his brother Markus, front man of "Hansen", one year ago, he decides to shoot a documentary about the band's next tour. When Ellen joins the project, everybody's emotions boil over, although they are observed all the time... Written by
In preparation for the movie, Jürgen Vogel listened to 26 different CDs by German bands. Those by Kettcar and Tomte were the ones he liked best, so the Production Company contacted the bands' label Grand Hotel van Cleef and asked whether they'd be interested in making a movie with Jürgen Vogel. The musicians were then told about the film's rough plot and fictional singer/songwriter Markus Hansen's biography and asked to write 10 songs that fitted both. See more »
You don't have to fall in love with someone else if you have a boy-friend whom you love.
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Written by Thees Uhlmann
Performed by Hansen Band
Courtesy of Grand Hotel van Cleef See more »
Not only filmed in a sort-of documentary manner, but also played accordingly very well (except for maybe one scene, in which breaking up is the major topic). The story may not be too inventive, but the manner of presenting it makes the movie worth watching. The facts, that all concerts were set up in a realistic environment with people not knowing that they went to a movie shooting and that the band members are actually not actors give it an authentic atmosphere. The dialogs are quite entertaining, because a lot of clichés about men and women and their relationships are picked up in a humorous way. Men are fallible - don't we all agree on that ;) Heike Makatsch is great, and so are Juergen Vogel and Florian Lukas. It's almost like meeting friends from my own past. Having lived in a town on the German coast for several years, I also like the scene with the lonely sailor. Was he an actor or a real German sailor?
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