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Maybe... Maybe Not (1994)

Der bewegte Mann (original title)
R | | Comedy | 12 July 1996 (USA)
Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Axel Feldheim
... Norbert Brommer
... Doro Feldheim
Rufus Beck ... Waltraud
... Metzger
Nico van der Knaap ... Fränzchen
Antonia Lang ... Elke Schmitt
... Jutta
Judith Reinartz ... Claudia
... Aufreißer
... Günter
Christof Wackernagel ... Rüdiger
Martin Armknecht ... Lutz
... Klaus Dieter
Helmut Buchel ... Dirk (as Helmut Büchel)
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Storyline

The handsome young Axel is always on the hunt for women although he already has a girlfriend named Doro. One day Doro catches Axel in the act with another woman. She ends their relationship and throws him out of her apartment. Seeking a new home, Axel is introduced to Walter, a homosexual, who finds Axel quite attractive. Walter takes Axel to a gay party where they meet Norbert, who has a big apartment and is more than willing to let Axel stay for a while because he thinks he can seduce him. Meanwhile, Doro finds out that she is pregnant with Axel's child and now she tries to get him back, not knowing that he lives among homosexuals. This makes for a lot of funny incidents between the gay world and the straight world. But will Doro get Axel back or will he stay with Norbert instead? Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Rated R for sexuality and language, including some explicit sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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12 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Maybe... Maybe Not  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$172,000, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$366,506, 11 August 1996
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At the time of release, this was the biggest grossing homegrown film at the German box office. See more »

Quotes

Axel Feldheim: [getting in a car full of transvestites] Good morning, girls.
Norbert Brommer: [with deep voice] Hello.
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Featured in Katja Riemann (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Was bin ich ohne dich
Music by Will Meisel
Lyrics by Guenther Schwenn and Peter Schaeffers
Performed by Palast Orchester featuring Max Raabe
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Who says that the Germans can't be funny?!
18 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Because of Germany's past, one might end up believing that the German population never sees any incentive to be humorous. "Der Bewegte Mann" (called "Maybe...Maybe Not" in English) disproves that. Axel Feldheim (Til Schweiger) is thrown out by his girlfriend Doro (Katja Riemann) after she finds him cheating on her. He moves in with his gay friend Norbert Pommer (Joachim Krol). When Doro tries to talk to Axel and finds out accidentally that Norbert is gay...well you can probably figure that it leads to sort of a wacky predicament.

Anyway, the point is that the Germans CAN be funny. In fact, I believe that this was the first internationally successful German comedy. And you can't go wrong with gay comedy. It's the kind of humor where you think: "Oh no...oh yes." Cool.


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