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Maria, He Doesn't Like It (2009)
"Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht!" (original title)

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When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian patriarch. Antonio won't hear of a wedding anywhere else than in Campobello, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Banfi ...
Antonio - Saras Vater
Christian Ulmen ...
Jan
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Sara
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Ursula - Saras Mutter
Gundi Ellert ...
Gisela - Jans Mutter
Peter Prager ...
Eberhard - Jans Vater
Paolo De Vita ...
Raffaele
Ludovica Modugno ...
Maria
Lucia Guzzardi ...
Nonna Anna
Antonino Bellomo ...
Nonno Calogero (as Nino Bellomo)
Leonardo Nigro ...
Antonio (jung)
Pierluigi Ferrandini ...
Marco
Sergio Rubini ...
Edigio - Saras Onkel und Barbesitzer
Marleen Lohse ...
Ursula (jung)
Enzo Salomone ...
Don Alfredo
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When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian patriarch. Antonio won't hear of a wedding anywhere else than in Campobello, his hometown in southern Italy. Jan is faced with an overwhelmingly large Italian family, forced to discover new traits in his bride once she's embraced her Italian side, and looking forward to a lifetime of being the fifth wheel. But by and by, he also realizes that Antonio, who left his family for Germany when he was young and married a German woman later, knows all these feelings first-hand and doesn't like him the less for them. Still, there is the question: Should Jan and Sara really get married? Written by emkarpf

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Lino Banfi doesn't speak one word of German, and had cue cards written in a kind of phonetic transliteration to be able to speak his German lines. See more »

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Great (and underrated) movie
7 February 2010 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

I have to write this review, as the film's current rating (5.9) is far too low. Already the book was good fun, including some deeper moments, especially when the main protagonist Antonio Marcipane tells about his arrival and first years as an immigrant ("Gastarbeiter") in Germany. The director of the film does a terrific job in combining humorous elements with these more difficult parts of Antonio's character, without becoming too melodramatic. The film is shot in Southern Italy with beautiful, yet realistic images. Camera and cutting is imaginative, the casting convincing (Lino Banfi is a well-known and successful Italian actor). I can only speculate that the low ratings were given by people expecting a pure, Hollywood-type slapstick comedy. Fortunately, the movie is so much more than that. Go see it!

P.S: Being a German married to an Italian wife, we both felt remembered Italo-German experiences while watching the movie...


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