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Otto - Der Neue Film (1987)

Otto loses his flat, because he could not pay the rent. To work off his rent arrears he is doing dirty work for the caretaker. Just now Gaby moves into the house and Otto falls in love, but Gaby has eyes only for Amboss the bodybuilder.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Waalkes Otto Waalkes
Anja Jaenicke Anja Jaenicke ... Anna
Ute Sander Ute Sander ... Gabi Drösel
Friedrich Schoenfelder Friedrich Schoenfelder ... Professor Edelsen
Dirk Dautzenberg Dirk Dautzenberg ... Aettich
Joachim Kemmer Joachim Kemmer ... Schmieriak
Georg Blumensaat Georg Blumensaat ... Amboss
Ronald Nitschke ... Polizist
Karl Schulz Karl Schulz ... 1. Möbelpacker
Hans Martin Stier Hans Martin Stier ... 2. Möbelpacker (as Martin Stier)
H.H. Müller H.H. Müller ... Begleiter Edelsen
Dieter Landuris Dieter Landuris ... 1. Fußballfan (as Dieter Landuris - Gripstheater)
Thomas Ahrens Thomas Ahrens ... 2. Fußballfan (as Thomas Ahrens - Gripstheater)
Claus-Peter Damitz Claus-Peter Damitz ... 3. Fußballfan (as Claus-Peter Damitz - Gripstheater)
Urs Remond Urs Remond ... 1. Schönling
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Otto loses his flat, because he could not pay the rent. To work off his rent arrears he is doing dirty work for the caretaker. Just now Gaby moves into the house and Otto falls in love, but Gaby has eyes only for Amboss the bodybuilder.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

16 July 1987 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

West Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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In one scene Otto wants access to a premier show but gives the required password "The Magnificent Seven" to the wrong person. The person dryly responds: "Come back when you're with the other six dwarfs." Otto Waalkes went on to star in two "7 Zwerge" (7 Dwarves) movies. See more »

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(What a) Wonderful World
Written by Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler
Performed by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of ABKCO Music and Records
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Not quite as fresh as the predecessor, but still a funny series entry!
22 February 2006 | by silvan_prefetzkySee all my reviews

After the gigantic success of the first "otto" movie, fans had to wait for nearly years, before the next of the series was ready. It was not as fresh as the first feature, but the concept was the same, even if the script department had obviously several problems to remain on the high joke level. The concept was the same: Otto, the chaotic young man from east frisia owes a lot of rent, so he has to work for the owner of his apparment house. He loses his heart to a young girl on the fourth floor, not realising, that the owners daughter is seriously in love to hin. But the girl of his dreams only loves "Amboss", a dumb "Arnie"-Clone. So Otto has to do a lot of dirty work, tries to win Gabi Droesels heart, must keep the depressive cat of a professor alive and defeats the qualities of Amboss... Once more, the plot is only thin, but around there are many jokes, chaotic scenes, musical interlude, advertising parodies and more. Best bits are surely the song Otto sings in front of the elevator doors, an ice-skating number, the magnificent-seven-misspell-scene. Waalkes pokes fun on a gruesome German pop group (Modern Talking), parodies several Schwarzenegger-like movies (Amboss the controlator), some Levis-Jeans-Spots and a famous ice-cream-commercial. There is further the "When a stranger calls"- gag in new color and the wordplay is sometimes very good. Unfortunately, the film suffers from too much product placement and Otto himself begins to act silly and infantile too often in the movie. But overall and concerning the following three films, this one is funny enough for most of his length.


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