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Learning to Lie (2003)

Liegen lernen (original title)

Director:

Henk Handloegten (as Hendrik Handloegten)

Writers:

Frank Goosen (novel), Henk Handloegten (as Hendrik Handloegten)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabian Busch Fabian Busch ... Helmut
Susanne Bormann ... Britta
Fritzi Haberlandt ... Gisela
Sophie Rois ... Barbara
Anka Sarstedt Anka Sarstedt ... Gloria (as Anka Lea Sarstedt)
Birgit Minichmayr ... Tina
Florian Lukas ... Mücke
Tino Mewes ... Der langer Schäfer
Sebastian Münster Sebastian Münster ... Beck
Beate Abraham Beate Abraham ... Helmuts Mutter
Wilfried Dziallas Wilfried Dziallas ... Helmuts Vater
Uwe Rohde Uwe Rohde ... Uwe
André Meyer André Meyer ... Rüdiger
Jean-Pierre Cornu Jean-Pierre Cornu ... Professor Mutter
Heinz Schubert Heinz Schubert ... Onkel Bertram
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 September 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Learning to Lie See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,764,411
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Features Tagesthemen (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Cotier Liegen Lernen
Written by Bertram Denzel (as Denzel)and Erik Huhn (as Huhn)
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The one who got away
5 March 2005 | by sokolovaolgaSee all my reviews

This movie was not very romantic or funny, but it got one point across wonderfully- waiting for the one who got away will screw you over (and all those eligible human bodies around you). In this case, it's the guy that pines over his idyllic first love... in Germany!! Oh so romantic!.. the gray.. dark blue.. coal smelling.. EAST Germany. ;) Nevertheless, your night vision adjusts and the movie gets better.

I really appreciate that the movie deals with men's issues, such as the way they view romantic relationships and how they, even though it's hard to admit, contract and repeat unhealthy patterns in their life. Not the glamorous Haley-Davidson, Mr. Jack Daniels type of masculinity, but the one that lurks beneath the Common Jerk, who (as we all know) cries at night into his pillow, trapped inside his own head.

In essence,this film is for both blocks&birds.. but you gotta to be ready for the presentation. It dissects most common Bf/Gf types and serves them up like a tech assistant at a biology lab. Imagine sugar-free, sunshine-free version of "Before the Sunset" as told by a guy who could actually exist... I loved it.


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