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Something to Remind Me (2001)

Toter Mann (original title)
Middle-aged lawyer Thomas (André Hennicke) meets Leyla (Nina Hoss), a younger cold reserved pretty blonde, in a suburban swimming-pool. Thomas falls in love with her and, after their paths ... See full synopsis »

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Christian Petzold
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nina Hoss ... Leyla
André Hennicke ... Thomas Richter
Sven Pippig Sven Pippig ... Blum
Heinrich Schmieder Heinrich Schmieder ... Richard
Kathrin Angerer Kathrin Angerer ... Sophie
Henning Peker Henning Peker ... Ott
Michael Gerber Michael Gerber ... Makler
Franziska Troegner Franziska Troegner ... Peggy
Johannes Hitzblech Johannes Hitzblech ... Seifert
Hilmar Baumann Hilmar Baumann ... Hausmeister
Rainer Laupichler Rainer Laupichler ... Polizeibeamter
Ingeborg Schilling Ingeborg Schilling ... Mutter
Larissa Rimkus Larissa Rimkus ... Kind
Kai Schumann ... Kellner
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Storyline

Middle-aged lawyer Thomas (André Hennicke) meets Leyla (Nina Hoss), a younger cold reserved pretty blonde, in a suburban swimming-pool. Thomas falls in love with her and, after their paths keep crossing, he picks up the courage to ask her out for a date. Somewhat to his surprise she agrees, but arrives late and the restaurant is closing. They go back to his apartment for an impromptu pizza and, after a few drinks, she falls asleep on the couch. The next morning Thomas awakes to find Leyla and his laptop are missing. Hurt and baffled, Thomas investigates further only to discover that she has vanished from his life, her job and the city and he has been the victim of a meticulously-staged plan carried out by the scheming Leyla...

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Something to Remind Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Unter den Brücken (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

What the World Needs Now is Love
(uncredited)
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Jackie DeShannon
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Makes Burt Bacharach seem sinister
22 July 2002 | by sambeckwithSee all my reviews

A slow-burning Hitchcock-style thriller.

Toter Mann keeps you guessing until the end and is possibly the only film you'll ever see that makes the song "What the World Needs Now is Love" seem sinister.

I saw it at the 2002 Karlovy Vary film festival. Worth watching if it comes your way.


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