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Unsre Mutter ist halt anders (2003)

Thirtysomething Paula lives like a crazy teenager. Nothing in her life lasts longer than some months: no job, no residence and no man. Although she is a caring and open-minded mother, her ... See full summary »

Director:

Franziska Buch

Writer:

Marie Graf
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Cast

Credited cast:
Martina Gedeck ... Paula
Richy Müller Richy Müller ... Max
Tobias Retzlaff Tobias Retzlaff ... Erik
Sidonie von Krosigk ... Lisa
Anja Sommavilla Anja Sommavilla ... Fidel
Adam Bousdoukos ... Piet
Tim Bertram Tim Bertram ... Micha
Thando Walbaum Thando Walbaum
Petra Berndt Petra Berndt ... Margot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ella Risin Ella Risin ... Karin
Ronny Weise Ronny Weise ... Lokalbesucherin
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Thirtysomething Paula lives like a crazy teenager. Nothing in her life lasts longer than some months: no job, no residence and no man. Although she is a caring and open-minded mother, her daughters Fidelia, 15, and Lisa, 12, can't stand the permant moves any more. After another disastrous relationship they settle down in Landshut and try to start a new life again. While Lisa find friends soon, Fidelia, who dresses like a grandmother to protest against her unconventional mother, is more reserved, but finally falls in love. The guy also likes her, but even more her provocative mother. Paula herself starts a relationship with Max, a kind hearted man who thinks about marriage, but the honest love of a man is too much for her... Written by fippi2000

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 October 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Schlampe See more »

Filming Locations:

Landshut, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Bavaria Film See more »
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"Mermaids" in Germany
9 July 2009 | by Blauer_EngelSee all my reviews

I only watched this film, because I'm a fan of Martina Gedeck. Plotwise, this film is very similar to "Mermaids" from ca. 1991 with Cher and Winona Ryder. The main difference is that it plays in Germany and in the present instead of the 1960s. Other than that, the shoe store owner/ mother's boyfriend (Bob Hoskins in "Mermaids") owns a bar in this version (played by Richy Mueller), the mother is not a shoe seller but a hairdresser, again there are two daughters, and again the mother moves the family anytime there's a problem with her relationships or the like. There's zero originality, yet there's no nod to the "Mermaids" movie or the novel on which it was based. I don't think one can really call this an original screenplay. So, it's not a very interesting effort, which is too bad, because Martina Gedeck is still worth seeing - as she is in all of her films. Therefore, I'm still giving this non-original opus five points out of 10.


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