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Pappa ante Portas (1991)

After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »

Directors:

Vicco von Bülow (as Loriot), Renate Westphal-Lorenz (co-director)

Writer:

Vicco von Bülow (as Loriot)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelyn Hamann Evelyn Hamann ... Renate Lohse
Vicco von Bülow Vicco von Bülow ... Heinrich Lohse / Opa Hoppenstedt / Dichter Frohwein / Geigenspieler (as Loriot)
Irm Hermann ... Hedwig
Hans-Peter Korff Hans-Peter Korff ... Hellmuth
Dagmar Biener Dagmar Biener ... Brigitte Mielke
Ortrud Beginnen Ortrud Beginnen ... Gertrud Mielke
H.H. Müller H.H. Müller ... Fabrikant Drögel
Hans-Günter Martens Hans-Günter Martens ... Kurt
Inge Wolffberg Inge Wolffberg ... Frau Kleinert
Gerrit Schmidt-Foß Gerrit Schmidt-Foß ... Dieter Lohse
Dagmar Altrichter Dagmar Altrichter ... Gäste
Katharina Brauren Katharina Brauren ... Gäste
Kurt Hübner Kurt Hübner ... In der Röhrenfirma: Generaldirektor
Brigitte Sanner Brigitte Sanner ... In der Röhrenfirma: Vorzimmerdame
Christine Oberländer Christine Oberländer ... In der Röhrenfirma: Sekretärin
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Storyline

After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16 year old son. But - do they want that? Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 February 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Attention, papa arrive! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rialto Film,Bavaria Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Eventhrough Wutz, the dog of the Lohse family is always mentioned and can be heard he is only showed from the back with a wiggling tail. In the entire movie we never see the whole dog. See more »

Goofs

When selling the scrubbing brush to Lohse the old couple mentions that they will give him cashback (Skonto) on specific ways of paying. However the term cashback in Germany is only used for the payment within a specific time period. See more »

Quotes

Heinrich Lohse: [Heinrich Lohse accidentally mistakes a woman for a friend] Hey, my honey? Come on, put your glasses on, it's me, Heinrich, Heinrich Lohse. I see, you got a little extra weight, but it looks good on you. Is your husband here too?
Käthe "Lisbeth Prenzler": I'm not married.
Heinrich Lohse: Sure you are. We have visited you in Hamburg back then.
Käthe "Lisbeth Prenzler": I live in Würzburg, for 36 years.
Heinrich Lohse: No, your son had studied in Hamburg and lived with you.
Käthe "Lisbeth Prenzler": I don't have a son.
Heinrich Lohse: Sure, you have. Lisbeth!
Käthe "Lisbeth Prenzler": My name is Käthe.
Heinrich Lohse: Oh.
[leaves the table]
[...]
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Performed by 'Mädchenchor der Oberschule Hermann Matern, Seebad Ahlbeck'
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Witty dialog and subtle humor
28 September 2000 | by cengelmSee all my reviews

Loriot(Vicco von Bülow) is possibly Germany's most wellknown comedian if we consider his comic books, his TV shows and his 2 films. His Prussian humor is unique and he prefers to be the pedantic gentleman who often struggles with tiny "errors" in his environment. "Pappa ante Portas" is the better of his 2 films where he plays a married man who disturbs his family because of his early retirement. Once again excellent his all time female companion Evelyn Hamann who plays his wife.

Overall rating: 9 (among the 5 best comedies of the 90s)


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