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Werner - Das muss kesseln!!! (1996)

Because of a bet, Werner and his friend have to construct the fastest vehicle to win a race, because life depends on it.

Writers:

Michael Schaak (film), Rötger Feldmann (story) (as Brösel) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Monty Arnold Monty Arnold ... Nobel Schroeder (voice) (uncredited)
Klaus Büchner Klaus Büchner ... Werner / Herbert (voice) (uncredited)
Andi Feldmann Andi Feldmann ... Andi (voice) (uncredited)
Benno Hoffmann Benno Hoffmann ... Bruno (voice) (uncredited)
Ruth Rockenschaub Ruth Rockenschaub ... Frau Hüpenbecker (voice) (uncredited)
Friederike Sabin Friederike Sabin ... Frau Günzelsen (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Schaack Michael Schaack ... Japan Kradler (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Schlunze Robert Schlunze ... Helmut (voice) (uncredited)
Martin Semmelrogge ... Shorty (voice) (uncredited)
Christian Sievers Christian Sievers ... Heiner (voice) (uncredited)
Thomas Struck Thomas Struck ... Fischbein / Hüpi / Kameramann / Pilot (voice) (uncredited)
Carlo von Tiedemann Carlo von Tiedemann ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Raymond Voß Raymond Voß ... Präsi / Günzelsen (voice) (uncredited)
Lilo Wanders Lilo Wanders ... Magret (voice) (uncredited)
Kulle Westphal Kulle Westphal ... Eckat (voice) (uncredited)
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Because of a bet, Werner and his friend have to construct the fastest vehicle to win a race, because life depends on it.

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Das muss kesseln
Written by Andreas Fahnert
Performed by Andreas Fahnert
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You milage may vary, but this movie is beautifully crafted
13 June 2019 | by omerion12322See all my reviews

I am surprised to see that Werner 2 is so much less favoured than the first movie. Some say it is too detached from the comics, others say it's too different from the first one. I say this movie has some of the best writing I've seen as of lately, great and believable characters and very striking humor.

Your milage may vary, but the craft and effort behind this movie cannot be overlooked. The movie is full of details and manages to establish antagonists such as Schröder with very little screentime. The race scenes are fun and really makes you want to punch Schröder into his petty face.

What else to say? The rest of the movie is over the top, but because it is grounded by its quirky characters it never gets too ridiculous. I bet most of the characters are similar to people we all have met at one point in our lives. You would be wrong to mistake Werner and Andi for vulgar rednecks, they are just two simple dudes who want to have fun and enjoy what they are doing. Something to aspire for, really.

I'm an avid movie watcher and my standards are relatively high. Nonetheless Werner 2 is among the best movies I have seen in recent past. I don't know how well dubbed the movie is in English, but in German it certainly is a treat.

Some people say this is just "one movie", but its narration really is not so much different from the first. Similar to the first movie it has one overarching story, but all of its sub plots contribute to the whole picture in small and big ways. This shows the brilliance of the movie's writing: The transitions between plot and sub plots is so frictoinless that it's hard to spot that it is even there. In comparison, the first movie is quite a mess.

This is a definite German classic and if you happen to understand German fluently, but sure to give it a try! Whether you hate it or love it, it really is worth to experience this very thematically different kind of movie. I can't say more without starting to spoil the movie :-)

I actually feel bad for not giving this movie not a better rating, but I reserve 9/10 for epic movies of grander scale.


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Country:

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Language:

German

Release Date:

27 June 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Werner - Eat My Dust!!! See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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