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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
8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 January 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Go for Zucker See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,130, 11 December 2005

Gross USA:

$87,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,466,803
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Go For Zucker
25 March 2012 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

A pretty good, though not outstanding comedy with a pretty amazing premise. A Jewish mother dies, leaving a will that will only be decided if she's given a proper Jewish burial, and if her two sons would bury the hatchet. The problem is, is that one of her sons is totally Orthodox Jewish, and the other one is definitely not. BUT WE'LL TRY! Oh right, the unorthodox guy has an important pool tournament that takes place smack in the middle of the Jewish observance of his Mom's death. Plenty of other problems raise their head, and most of it is quite funny. The script though, does lose steam about 3/4 of the way through, but this made me laugh at the right places,


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