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Frustrated, because he is forced to produce bad TV-shows, a manager of a TV-station, enters the station and manipulates the ratings, to initiate a TV-revolution.

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Elsa Sophie Gambard ...
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Milan Peschel ...
Phillip
Gregor Bloéb ...
Maiwald
Tom Jahn ...
Bernd
Andreas Brandt ...
Karl-Heinz
Robert Viktor Minich ...
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Ralf Knicker ...
Sebastian
Irshad Panjatan ...
Gopal
Simone Hanselmann ...
Anna
Doris Golpashin ...
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Peer Jäger ...
Gründgens
Us Conradi ...
Frau Arnim
Franziska Knuppe ...
Maiwalds Freundin
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Titanic Mann
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Frustrated, because he is forced to produce bad TV-shows, a manager of a TV-station, enters the station and manipulates the ratings, to initiate a TV-revolution.

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According to an interview, the GfK (Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung, Society for Consumer Research), replaced in the movie by the IMA, enjoyed watching the film but explained, that the situation could not be realized in real life. See more »

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Rainer Kuhhirt: Nobody out there is as stupid as the shows that we produce.
Maiwald: BUt then I'M wondering, who is buying these Britney Spears CDs.
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Wild and funny
27 April 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

We saw this film in a screening down at the film society. Loved it. This film is an excellent comment on the sick media world. Quite dramatic and brutal in the first part, warm and funny in the second. Full of mad ideas. A prankster movie and at the same time a political statement on the brainwash. Is it comedy? Drama? I don't know. Does it matter?

Definitely worth seeing. I also really loved it, because it's so different from the standard European art-house flicks. More fun, more diverse, crazier. A raw film. Moritz Bleibtreu, the male lead, seems to be one of Germany's finest. Camera is doc style, hand-held, but never nauseating.


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