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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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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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Features TV total (1999) See more »

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Round about midnight
Composed by Carsten Schmelzer
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the best German movie of the 2000s
26 December 2008 | by Radu_ASee all my reviews

Probably the most accurate depiction of the German state of mind I've ever seen - a concise low-budget look at our society's lack of self-restraint which results in a secret desire for strong men who tell us what to do - maybe not just in Germany.

A self-declared crusader against all the small ills of today takes it upon himself to punish speeders, public urinators, exhibitionists and the like in such a way as to educate them to respect public order. He hires an unemployed simpleton to chronicle his gradual decent from a not entirely unsympathetic maniac to a celebrated madman.

While the hand camera and grainy images make for a cheap look, the brevity of the scenes and the punchlines from start to a drastic finish add up to a singular camera language with its own very special kind of humour. The lead actor wrote the script and therefore it's no wonder that his part suits him like a glove.

If you usually don't like German or European movies for their (supposed) braininess, try this one for clever entertainment with a message not too heavily handed.


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