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 ...
Pegah
Milan Peschel ...
Phillip
Gregor Bloéb ...
Maiwald
Tom Jahn ...
Bernd
Andreas Brandt ...
Karl-Heinz
Robert Viktor Minich ...
Harry
Ralf Knicker ...
Sebastian
Irshad Panjatan ...
Gopal
Simone Hanselmann ...
Anna
Doris Golpashin ...
Showmoderatorin
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 the GfK the filmmakers disguised themselves as journalists for research for this movie. They never admitted to the workers of the GfK that they are making a movie about TV ratings based on their research. See more »

Goofs

Right after the show that started at 20:15 Rainer gets the TV ratings with the accurate dates. However in real life the collected data is sent out to the main server between 03:00 and 05:00 a.m. and is reworked during the morning. The stations have their detailed ratings at 09:00 a.m. the day after the show. See more »

Quotes

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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References Cape Fear (1962) See more »

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The Committee For The Preservation Of Sound
"Gonna Tear It All Down"
Composed by Miles Kurosky
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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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