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When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen, he stumbles into the audition for next year's new students. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Vogel ... Ingo
Kai Wiesinger ... Johannes
Gedeon Burkhard ... Ali
Meret Becker ... Herta
Armin Rohde ... Bierchen
Magdalene Artelt Magdalene Artelt ... Margot
Werner Hansch Werner Hansch ... Conferencier
Willi Thomczyk Willi Thomczyk ... Cook
Jürgen Sebert Jürgen Sebert ... Foreman
Michael Mendl ... Examiner Essen
Helmut Stange Helmut Stange ... Examiner Essen
Stefan von Moers Stefan von Moers ... Examiner Essen
Katharina Abt Katharina Abt ... Portier
Michael Kessler Michael Kessler ... Portier
Raidar Müller-Elmau Raidar Müller-Elmau ... Examiner Munich
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Storyline

When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen, he stumbles into the audition for next year's new students. He lets Johannes, the broke and unsuccessful applicant, stay with him. Ingo decides to go to Munich with Johannes, where he wants to try his luck once again. Hitchhiking, they get rides with very different drivers on the autobahn. They meet up with the smooth-talking Ali in the wayside dinner "Raststätte Spessart". Arriving in Munich, the trio tries to find cheap sleeping accommodation. They enter Ingo into the audition at Munich acting school. Moreover, Johannes falls in love with street artist Herta from Berlin. Written by emkarpf

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 September 1992 (Germany) See more »

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Acting It Out See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The applicants for the acting schools in Essen and Munich can be seen performing parts from "Woyzeck" ('Georg Büchner'), "Die Räuber" (Friedrich Schiller), "Mistero Buffo" (Dario Fo), "The Glass Menagerie" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" (both Tennessee Williams), "Hamlet" and "Macbeth" (both William Shakespeare). See more »

Quotes

Johannes: [trying to convince secretary in Munich acting school] Maybe you filed it wrong, which would be no surprise at all considering all this work you have to do all on your own. You do have an extremely hard job, don't you?
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Crazy Credits

After the casting credits Ingo reappears and tells what happens to the main characters after the film. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Ich weiss nicht, zu wem ich gehoere
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Robert Liebmann
Performed by Meret Becker
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"Fahrbier ist auch gut!"
4 April 1999 | by MattN-2See all my reviews

This is a road film about three young men coming to grips with their thespianism and living proof that comedy is not merely a genre inflicted unilaterally by Hollywood on the rest of the world. Upping the ante after "Allein unter Frauen," this is the film that put post-reunification German comedy firmly on the map. For those of you open-container-deprived North Americans, this film is worth watching just for the scenes featuring the camaro-pilot "Bierchen" and for the use of the fine technical pleonasm "Fahrbier."


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