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Zuckerbaby (1985)

An asocial, obese German woman lives in a large city. Unfortunately despite her kind and intelligent personality, she has had a lot of trouble making a connection with people, until she gets a crush on a handsome subway conductor.

Director:

Percy Adlon

Writers:

Percy Adlon, Gwendolyn von Ambesser (additional writer)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Marianne
Eisi Gulp Eisi Gulp ... Huber
Toni Berger ... Mortician
Manuela Denz Manuela Denz ... Mrs. Huber
Will Spindler Will Spindler ... Train Conductor
Hans Stadlbauer Hans Stadlbauer ... Train Conductor
Meret Burger Meret Burger ... Girl in the Train
Werner Zeussel Werner Zeussel
Christiane Blumhoff Christiane Blumhoff
Dietrich Kerky Dietrich Kerky
Peter Weiß Peter Weiß
Michele Tichawsky Michele Tichawsky
Paul Würges Paul Würges ... Himself - Leader of his Combo (as Paul Wuerges)
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In a large city lives a lonesome, 38-year old woman. Without friends, she has indulged in food and candy too much and has become a bit overweight. In short, she is disappointed in her life. One day she sees a young and handsome subway driver and instantly falls in love with him. In a very short time, she finds out all about him and eventually contacts him. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sugarbaby See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The fascination of weirdness
3 February 2001 | by Mort-31See all my reviews

Most of you will know Percy Adlon only for "Out of Rosenheim`, a film that is weird enough for the American taste. This movie is just as weird but there are fewer people involved. The story is quite simple to tell: A woman falls in love with the voice of an underground announcer and begins an affair with him.

The weird thing is how the story is directed. The colours and moods suggest that there is something mysterious and frightening going on behind the scenes but there isn't. The dialogue and the characters, especially Marianne Sägebrecht's are to take more seriously as the direction which seems to me somewhat playful, not in any way relevant for the development of the plot.

At least, this connection of story and direction brings some fascination. Directed by anyone else then Percy Adlon, "Zuckerbaby` would be not more than another of these unconventional love stories that have been modern since the seventies ("Harold and Maude`, "Spider and Rose`).


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