MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,522 this week

Das Leben ist zu lang (2010)

5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 188 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 13 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 321 titles
created 27 May 2011
 
a list of 288 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1096 titles
created 25 Sep 2013
 
a list of 605 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Das Leben ist zu lang (2010)

Das Leben ist zu lang (2010) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Das Leben ist zu lang.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The life of a young couple.

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Benno Fürmann, Jessica Schwarz, Matthias Matschke
Go for Zucker (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Journalist of Jewish descent in Berlin feels that he is a loser of the political changes in Germany after 1989. When his mother dies, he has to meet his brother to whom he has not talked ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Levy
Stars: Henry Hübchen, Hannelore Elsner, Udo Samel
Hotel Lux (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Michael Herbig, Jürgen Vogel, Thekla Reuten
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Peter Gersina
Stars: Diana Amft, Karoline Herfurth, Jasmin Gerat
Play It Loud! (2003)
Music | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Benjamin Quabeck
Stars: Tom Schilling, Robert Stadlober, Jessica Schwarz
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Tom Schilling, Christian Sengewald, Julia Dietze
Berlin '36 (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann hangs in the balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team.

Director: Kaspar Heidelbach
Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Axel Prahl
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

70-year old Brandner Kaspar lives with his granddaughter Nannerl in the mountains at the Schliersee. As he is visited by the Death and wants to take him, Brandner Kaspar tricks him and gets another 20 years of life.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Stars: Franz-Xaver Kroetz, Michael Herbig, Lisa Potthoff
Jerry Cotton (2010)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Directors: Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert
Stars: Christian Tramitz, Christian Ulmen, Mónica Cruz
Black Sheep (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"Black Sheep" is about urban Berlin Lifestyle. About a bunch of hopeless losers, who are trying, to get the big money with the strangest plans. There is a Ex-Handmodel for Rolex, who wants ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Rihs
Stars: Jule Böwe, Milan Peschel, Jenny Deimling
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Leander Haußmann, Sven Regener
Stars: Henry Hübchen, Michael Gwisdek, Uwe Dag Berlin

1980: 19 year old Robert, fed up with Hippy phoniness and bourgeoise narrow mindedness alike, flees the German provinces for West Berlin. A tour de force through the glorious dirt of West Berlin ensues. Full of sex, drugs, love and PUNK.

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Tom Schilling, Frederick Lau, Luisa Wietzorek
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Markus Hering ...
Alfi Seliger
Meret Becker ...
Helena Seliger
...
Natasha
Hannah Levy ...
Romy Seliger
David Schlichter ...
Alain Seliger
Hans Hollmann ...
Holger Miesbach-Boronowski
...
Caro Will
...
Georg Maria Stahl
Justus von Dohnányi ...
Johannes
Matthias Koeberlin
Steffen Groth ...
Bernard / Leonard von Kitzbühl
Holger Handtke
Fritz Roth
Rolf Claussen
Kurt Krömer ...
Anlageberater
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 2010 (Germany)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Willkommen Österreich: Episode #1.115 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A smartly realized film within a film (within a film?)
7 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alfi Seliger is having an existential crisis.

His family hates him, he's worried about cancer, he's shunned by his peers, his psychiatrist suggests that he kill himself and -- last but not least -- he's not sure if anything's real. Alfi, an on-the-rocks 50-something film director, has become convinced that he's living in somebody else's movie, that of Dani Levy, who actually is the director of this film -- and Alfi, his alter-ego -- in the brain-teasing "Life Is Too Long."

Part screwball comedy, part paranoid thriller, Levy's "Life Is Too Long" concerns Alfi's quest to film a movie about the death of humor, framing the story around the Mohammed caricature controversy. As Alfi says at one point while receiving an award, to hilariously droll effect, "Comedies aren't only made to make people happy." But this German film within a film (and, in one particularly absurd scene, a film within a film within a film) also stands as an homage to Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories" and Federico Fellini's "8½."

Markus Hering lights up the screen as Alfi, a bumbling, Mr. Magoo-type man-child sporting Gene Wilder hair, so at odds with himself, he can't distinguish the line between reality and the film he has been working on for years.

"Life Is Too Long" has many laugh-out-loud or cringe-worthy scenes, depending on your sense of humor, including a Michael Jackson death joke, a shocking gag in the league of Oedipus marrying Jocasta in the Greek myth, and -- my favorite -- one which finds Alfi's daughter photographing his colonoscopy with her cellphone.

Depending on your perspective when the credits roll, "Life Is Too Long" is either a film with a happy ending or a film that never ends.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Das Leben ist zu lang (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?