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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

When I was young
Performed by Eric Burdon and (uncredited) The Animals
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For men who dream the sex!
28 November 1998 | by emmSee all my reviews

Maybe I'll start to appreciate comedy movies after all! This German-made production actually makes a bit of common sense! The movie tells it all, involving two buddies who talk, fuss, and complain about the natural feminist state. It is not a romance like many of the U.S. comedies, but a dramatic and humorous account of the sexual revolution. The proven point is simple: nothing in the world can keep men from being addicted to the opposite sex! I'll admit that it also has one of the silliest, catchiest endings I have ever seen, not to mention the actual crew members showing up on the elevators in the final credits. To add greater sense to the movie is the fact that it was directed by a woman. Sounds like the battle of the sexes all over again! Highly recommended!


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