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Otto - Der Film (1985)

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Otto, a young man from East-Frisia comes to the big city (Hamburg) to make his fortune. Most of all he is engaged with two problems: How can he impress Silvia, a rich young girl, and where ... See full summary »

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Bernd Eilert (screenplay), Robert Gernhardt (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Waalkes Otto Waalkes ... Otto / Gutes Gewissen / Schlechtes Gewissen / Stimme von Ottos Vater / Stimme von Ottos Mutter / Stimme von Friseur Herr Astrid
Elisabeth Wiedemann ... Konsulin von Kohlen und Reibach
Sky du Mont ... Ernesto (as Sky Dumont)
Jessika Cardinahl Jessika Cardinahl ... Silvia von Kohlen und Reibach
Peter Kuiper ... Shark
Andreas Mannkopff Andreas Mannkopff ... Haenlein
Gottfried John ... Sonnemann
Karl Lieffen Karl Lieffen ... Floppmann
Tilly Lauenstein Tilly Lauenstein ... Dame
Karl Schönböck ... Bodo Fürst Marckbiss
Johannes Heesters ... Clochard
Helmut Hoffmann Helmut Hoffmann
Hannelore Paschier Hannelore Paschier
Engelbert Feeken Engelbert Feeken ... (as Engelbart Feeken)
Eric Vaessen Eric Vaessen ... Butler Jean
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Otto, a young man from East-Frisia comes to the big city (Hamburg) to make his fortune. Most of all he is engaged with two problems: How can he impress Silvia, a rich young girl, and where does he get 9876,50 DM to pay off a loan shark? Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Most successful German movie of all time with 14 million viewers. Another contender is Der Schuh des Manitu (2001) with 12 million viewers. Since records about viewer's attendance weren't kept in the GDR, the estimated number of 14 million viewers could be ambiguous. After all, Otto - Der Film (1985) had 11 million approved viewers in West Germany, making Der Schuh des Manitu (2001) technically more successful. See more »

Goofs

Before Otto signs the credit contract, Shark turns over the first page of it. In the next shot (from a different angle) he turns the page over again. See more »

Quotes

Shark: You shouldn't read the small print!
Otto: But, why not?
Shark: It's bad for your eyesight.
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Connections

References Duck Soup (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus
(uncredited)
Performed by Comedian Harmonists
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User Reviews

King Otto
19 August 2001 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

Otto Waalkes is essentially the smallest common denominator of German humour, and a strange concoction: Waalkes himself a talented performer with a tendency to become irritating quickly if left without direction, constantly yodelling and grimacing with a Tourette syndrome - like permanence; on the other hand, much of his material was written by some of Germany's foremost satirists and poets such as Gernhardt, Knorr, Eilert.

His first feature movie shows Waalkes at his best by balancing his goofyness with a good story line, great actors and excellent camera work -- the kind of movie I enjoy watching time and again when I am in the mood for some light entertainment.

Unfortunately, most of Otto's other work is not really up to the standard he set with his first movie, especially the atrocious sequel "Otto, der neue Film".


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 July 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Mono | Stereo (Remix for video release)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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