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Echte Kerle (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 30 May 1996 (USA)
Christoph, cop and self-confident macho, has trouble with his fiance. After a long night he wakes up in the arms of Edgar, a good-looking, gay auto-mechanic. His live gets more and more ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Christoph Schwenk
Carin C. Tietze ... Helen
... Edgar
... Mike
Rudolf Kowalski ... Kallenbach
Dieter Brandecker ... Deichsel
Daniela Ziegler ... Iris
Ina Weisse ... Karin
... Marco
Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp ... Mofafahrer (Motorbike Driver)
Edgar M. Böhlke ... (as Edgar M. Boehlke)
Antonio Putignano ... Pizzabote (Pizza Deliverer)
Martin Ankermann ... Herr Tanner
Karina Marmann ... Ursula
Philipp Seiser ... Anton
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Christoph, cop and self-confident macho, has trouble with his fiance. After a long night he wakes up in the arms of Edgar, a good-looking, gay auto-mechanic. His live gets more and more troublesome after his girl friend throws him out of their apartment and as last resort he moves to Edgars place. Working together with a new, good-looking, very self-confident, female collegue, but living with a good-looking gay guy makes him pretty uncertain about his sexuality and his role as a cop. Written by Konstantin Articus <KArticus@aol.com>

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Wer ein Auto klaut, hat die Polizei am Hals. Oder im Bett. Oder beides.

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Edgar: The best love stories have sad endings.
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Sexual Healing
Performed by Marvin Gaye
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Superior comedy from Germany is both subtle and disarming...
16 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Christoph M. Ohrt (who resembles a very young Richard Johnson) is outstanding in the lead role of a rather insensitive cop who suddenly finds his entire ego eroding when his girlfriend dumps him for a bodybuilder. This confused state of affairs is precipitated by his classic "god was I drunk last night" syndrome stemming from the fact that he wakes up one morning in bed and in the arms of a bigger and younger man who quite honesty declares he's in love with him! It is truly priceless to watch Ohrt's character deal with this...as he retreats into himself and gradually changes his nature...his only way of attempting to understand this forces him to be more observant and tolerant of others as he comes to learn more about himself. It's a painful and even a humorous situation which compromises him more than once, and in its unfolding imparts a great deal of joy and pleasure (entertainment!) to viewers. This comedic gem should not be overlooked. And hopefully, we will see much more of the delightful Mr. Orht in future.


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