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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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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like its heroine, unexpectedly appealing
5 January 2011 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

A lonely and obese assistant mortician becomes infatuated with a handsome young subway driver and goes to great lengths to meet him in this oddly exuberant German import. It sounds like someone's idea of a bad joke, and likely would have become just that if ever remade for a dumbed-down American market. But the single-minded determination of the heroine's pursuit (and the apparent ease with which she wins her dream lover) keeps the film light and sunny, despite an unexpected tragic ending. Director Percy Adlon's fantastic, hallucinogenic color scheme is an acquired taste, however. It's either a pretentious art house mannerism, or a stroke of necessary style adding the perfect touch of unreality to an already far-fetched romance.


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