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With atmospheric 1980s West Berlin as backdrop, the story follows Max, an eccentric young doctor who enjoys glamour and beautiful women. Although he already has a cute fiancee, he begins a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myriem Roussel ... Marie
Horst-Günter Marx ... Max
Sonja Kirchberger Sonja Kirchberger ... Coco
Hanns Zischler ... Kurt
Rolf Zacher ... Dr. Steiner
Herb Andress
Harry Baer
Walter Busch
Susanne Baeumer Susanne Baeumer
Carsta Van Deyck Carsta Van Deyck
Anna Kindl Anna Kindl
Sabine Kueckelmann Sabine Kueckelmann
Renate Langer
Carmen Lentz Carmen Lentz
Christiane Maybach
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With atmospheric 1980s West Berlin as backdrop, the story follows Max, an eccentric young doctor who enjoys glamour and beautiful women. Although he already has a cute fiancee, he begins a relationship with several other girls, including the posh upper class seductress Coco, who wants to control him, and edgy Marie, who's a lot like him. As Max and Marie's relationship quickly goes from love at first sight to pure animal attraction, scheming Coco ups her game as well. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

West Germany

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German

Release Date:

8 September 1988 (West Germany) See more »

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A Armadilha de Vênus See more »

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Stereo

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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The world's longest dream sequence
4 September 2009 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

A doctor is torn between three fabulously beautiful women in 1980ies Berlin with one oneiric sequence chasing the other -- and that's about it. It's the type of movie that can make an impression on you if you're watching it on the silver screen, but seen on the small screen of your boob tube it's simply not enough to capture and hold your imagination. Director Robert von Ackeren is a great stylist and has, in many ways, made one of the quintessential 1980ies movies: cold, glossy surfaces and sulphurous emotions in a city that looks more like metropolis than modern Berlin, and not much in the way of story, plot or narration.

At the time of its release this movie was considered notorious, and Sonja Kirchberger was the talk of the town -- or rather, publicity photos of her flashing her boobs in that négligé were sprawled over magazine covers. Rather childishly, most professional critics seem to have taken umbrage against the fact that Kirchberger wasn't a professional actress but -- so the legend went -- a mere dental technician who was "scouted" by the director in some furniture catalog. Oh my god, an actress who's had a real job -- let's heat up the pyre! Another criticism seems to have been that the movie's visual style wasn't gritty and realistic enough -- which is also way off point, like criticizing a Vietnam war movie for not containing enough scenes with werewolves.

Overall, the movie really lacks some sort of plot, it's mostly a bold, superficial vision of a neon-lit world where all women are gorgeous and prey on men. It would be interesting to see what von Ackeren can do with a good script.


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