A satire about showbiz: Peter Schlönzke was raised in the large mid-German industrial area "Ruhrgebiet" and is an adoring fan of the show "Fun Unlimited" and its host Heinz Wäscher. Peter ...
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A satire about showbiz: Peter Schlönzke was raised in the large mid-German industrial area "Ruhrgebiet" and is an adoring fan of the show "Fun Unlimited" and its host Heinz Wäscher. Peter wants to be like him, but when he attends a talent contest, he fails entirely, manages to get only a job as cable person. His view behind the background lets him see the real personality of his idol: an arrogant choleric. By his innocence and motivation Peter gets probated soon and manages to start a showbiz career himself.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Hape Kerkeling wrote the script with two of his longtime companions; his then-boyfriend Angelo Colagrossi (who also co-directed the film) and his former schoolmate and regular stage partner Achim Hagemann. Both men also make appearances in the film: Colagrossi is "the man with the goldfish", one of the contestants in the TV casting; Hagemann can be seen as a street performer playing the saxophone near the end of the film and also performs the voice to the "Fortune Melody Machine". See more »
[Wäscher asked Peter to get him a package of denture cleaning tabs "Corega Tabs"]
Here, Mr. Wäscher, the Corega-Tabs. The large package.
I didn't order any Corega tabs. I am not a denture wearer. Here is an autograph for you, get lost.
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At the end of the credits the Funny Luckbunny appears. See more »
It's a great satire but hard to understand if you didn't grow up in Germany. Most of the jokes are based on the very special humor and talent of Hape Kerkeling, that's why I think a translation wouldn't work.
Anyhow, I know people who didn't like the movie but most of them just didn't understand the subtle jokes. Every time I see the movie again there's another revelation...
Did you notice the "Bollerwagen"-shop next to the "Gluecksmelodie"-machine when he passes it for the second time? It's stuff like that which makes the movie still interesting to watch - even after the 10th time...
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