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The Pharmacist (1997)

Die Apothekerin (original title)
Hella is around 30 and works in a pharmacy. She is waiting for the right man to step into her life, but as she has a certain affinity for losers, she is kind of disillusionized. When she ... See full summary »

Director:

Rainer Kaufmann

Writers:

Ingrid Noll (novel), Ralf Hertwig | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katja Riemann ... Hella Moormann
Jürgen Vogel ... Levin Graber
Richy Müller ... Dieter Krosmansky
Isabella Parkinson ... Margot Krosmansky
August Zirner ... Pawel Siebert
Dagmar Manzel Dagmar Manzel ... Dorit Meissen
Andrea Sawatzki ... Alma Siebert
Joachim Tomaschewsky Joachim Tomaschewsky ... Hermann Graber
Daniele Legler Daniele Legler ... Gero
Eva Ingeborg Scholz Eva Ingeborg Scholz ... Gudrun Moormann
Friedrich von Thun ... Rolf Moormann
Jan-Gregor Kremp Jan-Gregor Kremp ... Bob Moormann
Dominic Raacke ... Kripobeamter
Christian Baus Christian Baus ... Apotheken-Räuber
Maren Eggert Maren Eggert ... Kommillitonin
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Storyline

Hella is around 30 and works in a pharmacy. She is waiting for the right man to step into her life, but as she has a certain affinity for losers, she is kind of disillusionized. When she gets to know Levin, a dentist student who likes cars most, her dreams seem to come true. Levin has a very rich grandfather who likes her at first glance. The old man thinks of changing his last will to the condition that Levin has to marry Hella in order to inherit his fortunes. Like in a fairy-tale the door to a new life opens for Hella, but can she take it? Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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A comedy that's good for whatever ails you. No prescription required. See more »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 22,163 (Germany), 2 January 1998, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

According to director Rainer Kaufmann the following scenes were cut from the final release:
  • Originally there was a scene after the funeral of Margot where Dieter tells Hella about his relationship with Margot. According to the director this was cut because the next scene does explain the same and works better.
  • The fight between Dieter and Levin was cut for violence (possibly to secure a "Not under 12" rating). In the uncut scene you saw how they fight and how levin loses his teeth.
  • The scene where Alma explores the house was longer. This was cut to shorten running time.
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A genuine pleasure
4 April 1999 | by BlamuSee all my reviews

" Die Apothekerin " - a film, which stands out against some German productions of the last years doing good. The three main persons of the action were greatly filled: The cool Katja Riemann as pharmacist, which is rather innocently entangled into the events, Jürgen Vogel as a somewhat eccentric and sometimes calculating medical student Levin and Richy Müller as convict and its friend lets arise at no time boredom. The film is characterised not only by interesting characters, but also by its great black humor. Result: A genuine pleasure.


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