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Abbuzze! Der Badesalz Film (1996)

On a Friday evening two men played by the comical duo 'Badesalz' get stuck in an elevator of a skyscraper. As there is no hope of being rescued during the weekend they try to divert ... See full summary »


Roland Willaert




Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Armknecht Martin Armknecht ... Wohnungsmakler
Birgit Böttcher Birgit Böttcher ... Gastrolle
Joachim Deichsel Joachim Deichsel ... Gastrolle
Wolfgang Deichsel Wolfgang Deichsel ... Gastrolle
Christof Düro ... Gastrolle
Eva Ebner Eva Ebner ... Gastrolle
Ivonne Fenner Ivonne Fenner ... Gastrolle
Ottfried Fischer Ottfried Fischer ... U-Boot Kapitän
Peter Freiberg Peter Freiberg ... Gastrolle
Karen Friesicke Karen Friesicke ... Gastrolle
Winfried Heilmann Winfried Heilmann ... Gastrolle
Gerd Knebel Gerd Knebel ... Erich
Henni Nachtsheim Henni Nachtsheim ... Richard
Dieter Junck Dieter Junck ... Gastrolle
Walter Kalk Walter Kalk ... Gastrolle


On a Friday evening two men played by the comical duo 'Badesalz' get stuck in an elevator of a skyscraper. As there is no hope of being rescued during the weekend they try to divert themselves by letting go their fantasies on a journey. They appear as their famous couples Rita and Helga - the cashiers at the supermarket, Richie and Headbanger - the rockers, as typical Bavarians, as Eskimos and others. Written by Volker Boehm

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Die hessische Antwort auf die Marx Brothers









Release Date:

17 January 1996 (Germany) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Spoofs Das Boot (1981) See more »


Performed by Badesalz
Written by Gerd Knebel and Henni Nachtsheim
RMG Publishing
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2 totally different men in the lift
3 July 2006 | by serdar_akalinSee all my reviews

Only advised to German speaking people, and for the people lived in Germany knowing typically German point of view. The film consisted of little stories which very intelligently forming the whole story. In which two totally different men accidentally meet in a lift and the lift is broken down. It is Friday and there is no hope to get out. Richard, who has already been a long time in the lift and already lost his connection to real life , supposedly had been the same type of man like his new guest: yuppie, business oriented suffering shortness of time Erich and the dialogs between them is the main story. The film ironically criticizes near the whole German life in a very luscious and intelligent manner. The dialogs are nearly all in a heavy hessisch dialect,and the last point, the more you watch the film the more interesting it gets. I myself have seen it at least 5 times until I nearly memorized the dialogs. A must see for the all foreigners lived in Germany.

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