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Writer:
Andre Schneider (writer)
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Release Date:
5 April 2011 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Entdecke den Löwen in dir!
Plot:
Leo, an advertising executive in his mid-30s, falls in love with Alex who's just gotten out of a long-term relationship. While Alex doesn't quite know how to react to Leo's advances, Leo's facing trouble with Alex's oddball clique. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Marcel Schlutt ... Leo Krieg

Andre Schneider ... Alex Vennemann (as André Schneider)

Sascia Haj ... Steffi Graf

Udo Lutz ... Tobi Rückert

Beate Kurecki ... Kerstin

Barbara Kowa ... Carla
Hans Hendrik Trost ... Daniel Möckernbrink
Hermann Eppert ... Philipp
Anna Gerloff ... Babette
Martin Langenbeck ... Simon
Oliver Kube ... Heiko
Dominik Djialieu ... Kellner Kurt (as Dominik Djialeu)
Lars Kalkbrenner ... Roberto
Timm Sebastian Peltner ... Bikini-Mann
Shirin Azari ... Simons Freundin
Ronald Schaller ... Ronald Schaller
Lisa Sprakties ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Nikolaos Topp ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Michael Helmrich ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Simone Träger ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste (as Simone Täger)
Martin Felske ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Diana Quack ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Garikoitz John ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Thomas Pix ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Andreas Peter ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Indira Gárate ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Grace Gárate-Delgado ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Valentina Delgado ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Ives-Yuri Garate ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste (as Yuri Gárate)
Matthias Stockloew ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste (as Ütz)
Rosario Lobo de Fonseca ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Fabia Lobo de Fonseca ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Max Landero ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Eunice Delgado ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste
Heiko Akrap ... Café-, Club-, Theater- & Partygäste

Directed by
Ives-Yuri Garate  (as Yuri Gárate)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andre Schneider  writer

Produced by
Andre Schneider .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Epp 
 
Cinematography by
Matthias Stockloew  (as Ütz)
 
Costume Design by
Ronny Sakolowski 
J.R. Sewing 
 
Makeup Department
Margarita Rasbasch .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andre Schneider .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jörn Brodersen .... sound assistant
Moritz Capellmann .... sound mix assistant
Arne Kämmerer .... sound
Matthias Leonhardt .... sound mixer
Ralf Leutheuser .... sound assistant
Christoph Meyer .... sound mix assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Garikoitz John .... assistant camera
Stefan Preuhs .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Matthias Stockloew .... animator (as Ütz)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alex und der Löwe" - Germany (original title)
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Germany:96 min
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Trivia:
The parts of "Carla", "Steffi Graf", and "Tobi Rückert" were written especially for Barbara Kowa, Sascia Haj, and Udo Lutz, all good friends of writer-producer Andre Schneider.See more »
Soundtrack:
Something's HappeningSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
a mixed review, 18 July 2010

For me, "Alex and Leo" was one of the few bright spots of this year's QFest, but even this one had its bad moments and many, many flaws. The unconvincing camera work and the poor sound quality almost ruined it for me, but then again we have to be aware that there was absolutely no budget involved.

The story: Alex (Andre Schneider) walks in on his boyfriend doing someone else and ends the relationship which makes his friends Tobi (Udo Lutz), Kerstin (Beate Kurecki) and Steffi Graf (Sasca Hai) quite happy, and the reasonable Steffi tries to comfort Alex. German porn icon Marcel Schlutt stars as Leo, who falls madly in love with Alex and leaves his bossy girlfriend for him. (Schlutt is decidedly handsome but also pretty deadpan and totally lacks the ability to act.) Alex is very reluctant at first but can't resist Leo very long. And somewhere in Berlin, love's also waiting for Tobi and Steffi.

Fine performances by Lutz, Hai, Schneider and Hans Hendrik Trost (who plays Schneider's cheating boyfriend) and a nicely penned script save this ship from drowning, the editing is good, and the music (mostly French and German songs) makes "Alex and Leo" so enjoyable that I left the theater with a big smile. Normally, I'd give "Alex and Leo" five out of ten, but compared to all the other shitty films at 2010's QFest, this was a true gem, so I added two more stars.

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