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Kein Pardon (1993)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Hape Kerkeling

Writers:

Angelo Colagrossi (screenplay), Achim Hagemann (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hape Kerkeling Hape Kerkeling ... Peter Schlönzke / Siggi Schwäbli / Uschi Blum
Heinz Schenk Heinz Schenk ... Heinz Wäscher
Elisabeth Volkmann ... Hilde Schlönzke
Margret Homeyer Margret Homeyer ... Hilma Schlönzke
Dirk Dautzenberg Dirk Dautzenberg ... Hermann Schlönzke
Kurt Weinzierl Kurt Weinzierl ... Bertram
Maren Kroymann ... Doris
Annett Kruschke Annett Kruschke ... Ulla
Andrea Heuer Andrea Heuer ... Gudrun von Wölk
Petra Zieser Petra Zieser ... Karin
Gottfried Vollmer Gottfried Vollmer ... Walter
Dirk Bach Dirk Bach ... Hardy Loppmann
Christiane Reiff Christiane Reiff ... Bettinas Mutter
Mirco Bogumil Mirco Bogumil ... 2. Punk (as Die abstürzenden Brieftauben)
Konrad Kittner Konrad Kittner ... 1. Punk (as Die abstürzenden Brieftauben)
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Storyline

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>

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

25 February 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Никакого прощения See more »

Filming Locations:

Adlershof, Berlin, Germany

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rialto Film, Tobis See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Kodak Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In 2011 the movie was adapted into Thomas Hermanns with the help of Hape Kerkeling himself. The songs were written by Hape Kerkeling's friend Achim Hagemann and also by Thomas Zaufke. It had premiere at the "Capitol Theater" in Düsseldorf, directed by Alex Balga. Dirk Bach, who was playing Hardy Loppmann (Schlöntzke's sketch partner) in the original movie, was play Heinz Wäscher for a long time. After his death in 2012 different actors were playing the role including Achim Mentzel and Thomas Hermanns himself. Until now the musical is still on the stage, only with a partly different cast in different cities over the years. Besides the original songs the musical also features the movie's theme song "Witzigkeit Kennt Keine Grenzen" and also Hape Kerkeling's hit "Das Ganze Leben Ist Ein Quiz" from 1992 (an unofficial cover version of the Italian hit "Sì, la vita è tutta un quiz" from 1988, originally performed by Renzo Arbore). Additionaly short musical numbers from the movie, like "Biene Maja", "Mein Vati hat drei grunzende Schweine" or the Uschi-Blum-song was also added into the musical just like the "Eurovision Theme" and the theme of the popular show 'tt1385819', which has a similar concept as "Witzischkeit kennt keine Grenzen". See more »

Quotes

Peter Schlönzke: [Wäscher asked Peter to get him a package of denture cleaning tabs "Corega Tabs"] Here, Mr. Wäscher, the Corega-Tabs. The large package.
Heinz Wäscher: 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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Crazy Credits

The opening credits have animated effects, like some names are put on the screen or kicked away with furry paws and other credits flood away. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Horst Schlämmer - Isch kandidiere! (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Paderborn
Written by Ch. Bruhn/E. Bruhn/J. Relin
Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Marga & Berta Verlag
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Great humor (but unfortunately not for everybody)
6 December 2000 | by jarodpfrankSee all my reviews

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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