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Go for Zucker (2004)

Alles auf Zucker! (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 January 2005 (Germany)
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A Journalist of Jewish descent in Berlin feels that he is a loser of the political changes in Germany after 1989. When his mother dies, he has to meet his brother to whom he has not talked ... See full summary »

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Dani Levy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Hübchen ... Jakob 'Jaeckie Zucker' Zuckermann
Hannelore Elsner ... Marlene Zuckermann
Udo Samel ... Samuel Zuckermann
Golda Tencer ... Golda Zuckermann
Steffen Groth ... Thomas Zuckermann
Anja Franke Anja Franke ... Jana Zuckermann
Sebastian Blomberg ... Joshua Zuckermann
Elena Uhlig ... Lilly Zuckermann
Rolf Hoppe ... Rabbi Ginsberg
Inga Busch Inga Busch ... Irene Bunge
Antonia Adamik Antonia Adamik ... Sarah Zuckermann
Renate Krößner ... Linda
Axel Werner Axel Werner ... Eddy Dürr
Gada Hammoudah Gada Hammoudah ... Janice (as Ghada Hammoudah)
Tatjana Blacher Tatjana Blacher ... Tatjana
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A Journalist of Jewish descent in Berlin feels that he is a loser of the political changes in Germany after 1989. When his mother dies, he has to meet his brother to whom he has not talked for years and to meet all his other family members. But during the preparations for the funeral he plays a snooker-cup for paying his debts with the money for the victory, and many other things mixes up. Written by Benjamin Stello

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An unorthodox comedy.

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Comedy | Drama

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At last!
22 February 2005 | by missmarmiteSee all my reviews

Wow, I can't say for how long I have been waiting for a film like this! I was always looking enviously over to America where they have films with, say, a dozen characters and one of them happens to be Jewish. But neither the Shoah is mentioned, nor Israel nor any other "typically Jewish" topics. These characters are Jewish like others are catholic or Mormon or atheist. Great. We never had this here in the last decades and I wondered when at last we would be treated to films like that made in Germany.

This film might not be 100% brilliant, but it's funny, it's very good and worth its while and money. Originally made only for Arte TV, they decided to get it into cinema first. And what a great idea this was! Hopefully more films like this will follow, so that we all can go another step on the way back to normal. Because it is normal to see black German characters, Turkish-German characters and Jewish German characters and what else in films and series and plays. So, writers, sit yourself down and write. Directors and producers are hopefully waiting for good scripts! They better be...


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 January 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,130, 11 December 2005

Gross USA:

$87,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,466,803
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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