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Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

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Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.

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Michael Schorr

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Michael Schorr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Horst Krause ... Schultze
Harald Warmbrunn Harald Warmbrunn ... Jürgen
Karl-Fred Müller Karl-Fred Müller ... Manfred
Ursula Schucht Ursula Schucht ... Jürgen's Wife
Hannelore Schubert Hannelore Schubert ... Manfred's Wife
Erwin Meinicke Erwin Meinicke ... Skatspieler
Hans Hohmann Hans Hohmann ... Skatspieler
Siegfried Zimmermann Siegfried Zimmermann ... Skatspieler
Maik Gustävel Maik Gustävel ... Automaten-Monteur
Annegret Fritz Annegret Fritz ... Wirtin
Wolfgang Boos Wolfgang Boos ... Gatekeeper
Werner Boche Werner Boche ... Rasenpfleger
Dora Solter Dora Solter ... Dame
Anna Spengler Anna Spengler ... Dame
Erika Kirchhof Erika Kirchhof ... Dame
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Storyline

Schultze is a retired lignite miner living in an East German village and a passionate Polka musician on his accordion. One night he listens to a Zydeco tune in the radio, which changes his taste of music radically. Notwithstanding his complete ignorance of the English language he starts a trip into the heart of the Zydeco; to Louisana. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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It's never too late to re-tune your soul

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English | French

Release Date:

22 April 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Härra Schultze pensionipõlv See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,074, 20 February 2005

Gross USA:

$595,071

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,034,232
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In one of the dancing scenes, a crewmember runs across the screen as the camera follows the elderly dancing couples. See more »

Quotes

Captain Kirk: [while hooking up Schultze's boat] I'm captain Kirk.
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Temps Passe
Written by Bruce Barnes
Performed by Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots
from the album "The Language of New Orleans, Vol. 5: Zydeco"
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11 May 2004 | by willyboy1973See all my reviews

Calling this movie boring misses the point. Many people aren't used to really *watch* films, i.e. read the pictures. This films' pictures speak such a humourous and humanist language that dialogue is simply not needed. They tell you how important it is to live your dream - even if it's only the small dream of an elderly, not very handsome or clever man. Schultze is just not the type who speaks a lot - his story is worthy to be told nevertheless.

I laughed a lot seeing this, it also touched me. Great camera work, the film really trusts the power of pictures. To me it's the best German movie of 2004 so far (and I've seen "Gegen die Wand", which I liked very much).


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