6.8/10
452
5 user 7 critic

Zur Sache Schätzchen (1968)

A free-wheeling comedy, Zur Sache Schaetzchen chronicles a day in the life of Martin, a witty yet lazy songwriter who'd rather not get out of bed. During the opening sequence, Martin ... See full summary »

Director:

May Spils
Reviews
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Charly flew home and now lives with his buddy Harry, who lives in a sort of commune of potential department store founders.

Director: May Spils
Stars: Werner Enke, Gila von Weitershausen, Henry van Lyck
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Theo is having some bad luck. His barely paid-for truck has been stolen, and credit collectors are after him. The chase leads him across Europe.

Director: Peter F. Bringmann
Stars: Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Guido Gagliardi, Claudia Demarmels
Katzelmacher (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around. This foreigner incites hostility and jealousy among them, and he is insulted as a "... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Lilith Ungerer, Rudolf Waldemar Brem
The Bridge (1959)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow
Stars: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel
Kehraus (1983)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Fork-lift truck driver Ferdinand Weitel is desperate: he earns just a few deutschmarks a month, and now an unsavoury insurance agent has talked him into signing over expensive contracts. ... See full summary »

Director: Hanns Christian Müller
Stars: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Nikolaus Paryla
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie ... See full summary »

Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alf Brustellin, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Wolfgang Bächler, Heinz Bennent, Wolf Biermann
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

Director: Jean Delannoy
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A serial killer strikes again during WWII in Germany. The wrong man is arrested and a detective hunts down the real killer. But justice in Nazi Germany is not so easily administered.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Claus Holm, Annemarie Düringer, Mario Adorf
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.

Director: Ladislao Vajda
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A film about living and working conditions in the GDR of the 60's. Includes a little love story of course.

Director: Frank Beyer
Stars: Manfred Krug, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Jutta Hoffmann
Manöver (1966)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: May Spils
Stars: Werner Enke, May Spils, Henry van Lyck
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Werner Enke ... Martin
Uschi Glas ... Barbara
Henry van Lyck ... Henry van Busch
Rainer Basedow Rainer Basedow ... Wachhabender im Polizeirevier
Inge Marschall Inge Marschall ... Anita
Helmut Brasch Helmut Brasch ... Viktor Block
Joachim Schneider Joachim Schneider ... Wachtmeister
Fritz Schuster Fritz Schuster ... Bettler
Johannes Buzalski ... Spanner
Horst Pasderski Horst Pasderski ... Filmproduzent
Ursula Bode Ursula Bode
Edith Volkmann Edith Volkmann ... Hausmeisterin
Edit

Storyline

A free-wheeling comedy, Zur Sache Schaetzchen chronicles a day in the life of Martin, a witty yet lazy songwriter who'd rather not get out of bed. During the opening sequence, Martin watches a break-in on the other side of the street. In the morning, his friend Henry forces him to report it to the police, yet Martin gets bored with the cops and flees. The two of them spent the rest of the day escaping the law, in the Munich zoo and a public bath, were Martin meets Barbara. Block, the record company executive, needs Martin's new song lyrics right away, and Martin, who continually cranks out mad random remarks, comes up with a ridiculous sailor song. In the end, Martin's playful- ness collides with the authority the police represents. The movie is certainly not plot based; it draws its superior humor from one-liners and the hilarious, carefree insanity of its protagonist. Written by Jurgen Muck Fauth

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 January 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Go for It, Baby See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Peter Schamoni Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director May Spils and male lead Werner Enke wrote and made this movie as a couple. And although Enke's semi-autobiographical role displays him as insouciant, flippant, variable and erratic, the two have stayed together ever since. See more »

Goofs

When Martin escapes from the police for the first time, he exhales smoke although he is not holding a cigarette. See more »

Connections

Followed by Nicht fummeln, Liebling! (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tedious Pseudo-Avantgarde
26 May 2006 | by zahubaSee all my reviews

I had heard so much about this production that I decided to purchase it at a local charity auction. Now, after over five months, I finally got to watch it. Alas, I have to conclude: Bullshit! Don't expect the slightest trace of any sort of coherent dramaturgy, let alone interesting characters. All you get to see is a bunch of pseudo-provoking, self-congratulatory youngsters stumbling through this tedious flick while posing as unbelievable, wannabe-frivolous good-for-nothings. In case you're attracted to "Gib Gas, ich will Spass" featuring German pop star Nena, go ahead and give it a try. Otherwise, hit your favorite bar and meet your friends over a beer.


4 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed