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Muxmäuschenstill (2004)

A pseudo documentary study of an archetypal German who tries to model his world according to his ideas of law and (sexual) order.

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Marcus Mittermeier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Henrik Stahlberg Jan Henrik Stahlberg ... Mux
Fritz Roth Fritz Roth ... Gerd Grabowski
Wanda Perdelwitz ... Kira
Markus von Lingen ... Sciroccofahrer
Joachim Kretzer Joachim Kretzer ... Björn
Oliver Urbanski Oliver Urbanski ... Bodo
Kathrin Spielvogel ... Kaufhausdiebin
Michael Jahnke Michael Jahnke ... Vergewaltiger
Wolfgang Grindemann Wolfgang Grindemann ... Pädophiler
Jürgen Ruoff Jürgen Ruoff ... Mörder
Milena Dreißig ... Mädchen im Freibad
Lydia Stange Lydia Stange ... Tüdelchen
Dieter Dost Dieter Dost ... Hermann
Fleur S. Marsh Fleur S. Marsh ... Lea A. (as Fleur S. Marsch)
Laura Santiso Gil Laura Santiso Gil ... Wahrsagerin
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A pseudo documentary study of an archetypal German who tries to model his world according to his ideas of law and (sexual) order.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

8 July 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Quiet as a Mouse See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR40,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,758,441
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Schiwago Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mux: Getting fast sports car and Ibiza and voluptuous women and so one, Gerd. I told you this before: no dice! Therefore you have to go to Wolfsburg, to VW and ask them, if you can join in.
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Connections

Edited from Tagesthemen (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Round about midnight
Composed by Carsten Schmelzer
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Do you know "Faust"?
7 June 2005 | by topz-1See all my reviews

It seems that nowadays a lot of people believe they know all the answers, and they do not bother to be modest about it: Who is right, who is wrong, what is morally and politically correct, what is not. It is a common flaw, one that we know from ourselves, our neighbors, our families, even our governments.

In "Muxmäuschenstill", we follow the "works" of one man, who takes his self-righteousness one step further. Mux invents himself as the people's hero, a one-man-army against all kinds of crimes and misdemeanors, be it parking in handicapped spaces or rape and murder. He even founds a private police organization with the fines he collects from the perpetrators. All neatly booked and organized - here's your receipt!

What starts out as a quite cynical, but nonetheless very entertaining satire, soon turns out to be a brutally realistic (I am not a big fan of that jerky Dogma-style camera, but it actually works very well here), deeply German version of "Fight Club" - minus the fights and the schizophrenia. But while David Fincher turns to the surreal, Mittermeier does not. Mux, his views, his attitude, even his looks and words are chillingly familiar. In fact, he is probably one of your friends, too!

And while we watch him taking step by step down a road we instantly know to be a dead end, we cannot help but ask ourselves, if it isn't already happening. Somewhere. Next door? Down the hall?

This is a special film. A brutally honest one. And most importantly: it makes you think.


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