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Men... (1985)

Männer (original title)
A man's wife leaves him to take up with an artist, so the man responds by becoming the artist's roommate.

Director:

Doris Dörrie

Writer:

Doris Dörrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heiner Lauterbach ... Julius Armbrust
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Stefan Lachner
Ulrike Kriener Ulrike Kriener ... Paula Armbrust
Janna Marangosoff Janna Marangosoff ... Angelika
Dietmar Bär ... Lothar
Marie-Charlott Schüler Marie-Charlott Schüler ... Marita Strass (as Marie Ch. Schüler)
Edith Volkmann Edith Volkmann ... Frau Lennart
Monika Schwarz ... Frau in der Bar
Lois Kelz Lois Kelz ... Florian
Cornelia Schneider Cornelia Schneider ... Caro
Gabriel Pakleppa Gabriel Pakleppa ... Junge in Badewanne
Roland Schreiber Roland Schreiber ... Junge am See
Jörg Neumann Jörg Neumann ... Herr Neumann
Gerd Huber Gerd Huber ... Juwelier
Werner-Albert Püthe Werner-Albert Püthe ... Verkäufer im Herrengeschäft (as Werner Püthe)
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Storyline

A successful, womanizing middle-aged man decides to move out of the house he shares with his wife after she confesses to having an affair. He looks for a new place to live and ends up moving into his wife's lover's apartment as a roommate. The husband begins to take an interest in the artistic work of the lover and coaches him for a big job interview. Little does he know that the job he's helping the lover to get is within his own company... A story about strange circumstances and the limits of friendship. Written by Isabel Piedmont <ipiedmon@indiana.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Crazy Credits

At the end, the crew members pass by on the elevators, as their names are shown in the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Diese Drombuschs: Abschied im Zorn (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

When I was young
Performed by Eric Burdon and (uncredited) The Animals
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Very funny!!
23 March 2003 | by medena_20See all my reviews

I had to see this movie for my German Film/Media class. I enjoyed watching it. I certainly laughed a lot. When it comes down to it, this movie is about what men think about women. As Julius and Stefan become friends, they constantly talk and complain about women. But neither of them can stay away from them. This only means one thing. No matter what men say about women, they just can't stay away from them.

My favorite character in this movie is Julius, the husband that comes up with a really fantastic plan to get his wife back from the unemployed artist, Stefan, a man his wife is having an affair with. He is determined to find out what his wife sees in this man. As he develops a close friendship with Stefan, Julius manages to turn him into an image of Julius himself. An image his wife does not find very attractive. I think this plan is very unusual, but very good and very funny. It's what makes this movie very interesting.

Definitely worth watching. Very funny. Very interesting. I highly recommend it!!


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Men... See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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