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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 ... Self - Leader of his Combo (as Paul Wuerges)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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OK, not a great film, but...
23 February 2004 | by jonr-3See all my reviews

...still, there's something about this movie that is extremely appealing. The strange, offbeat colors underscore the fantasy nature of the story. For the first twenty minutes or so, I just watched with wide-eyed disbelief, expecting something atrocious to happen; then as the story developed I found myself drawn into an unexpectedly tender and touching, yet still fantastic, affair. When the film was over, I found myself reflecting on the characters' motivations and personalities. Trivial films don't have that effect.

Not trivial, then--but not wonderful, either, in any conventional way. Too specialized? I don't know. I plan to watch it again. It's worth that.

I gave it a vote of "seven."


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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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