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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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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

The number of chess pieces still lying on the board changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Captain Kirk: [while hooking up Schultze's boat] I'm captain Kirk.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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Abendtraume
Performed by Original Grinde Buewe
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About Schmidt in German -
5 May 2004 | by jan-meyerSee all my reviews

First things first: You will need a lot of patience while watching "Schultze gets the blues". There are no dramatic scenes, no sensational turns or something that blows you out of your seat. Instead, the film develops slowly, working merely with pictures than with dialogues. And this is what it's all about: the boredom of retirement, the concealed longing for something new and the desperate hope of getting the "blues". Schultze, the main actor,tries to seek it by playing a tune he heard on the radio on his accordion, which leads him from Sachsen-Anhalt (in the former East Germany, DDR) to a music festival in Texas. This film is definitely worth watching, although it won't satisfy your desire for action or a surprising plot.


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