Was produced for a cinema release, but no cinema showed interested, so the movie was aired on German channel RTL on March 4th. See more »
Many anachronistic song references are featured in this movie, like mentions of Walter Schachner's song "Anton aus Tirol", released in 1991 but mentioned by Ralph Siegel in the late 70s in the movie or the singing of "Midnight Lady" in 1982, while it was written in 1986, factual errors like the image of the celebrities who look like their prototypes from the 2000s instead of the time the story is set, the incorrect writings in the Soviet Union (an incorrect combination or latin and cyrillic letters in the newspapers and the name "Blue System"), as well as audio goofs, like the voice of Bernd Clüver can be heard when Thomas Anders is singing in Bohlen's studio instead of the real Anders or his voice actor. But they are clearly deliberate due to the satiric content of this movie. See more »
The opening credits are shown over animated pages from Bohlen's book. See more »
Dieter Bohlen, Germany's notorious composer and producer of slightly trashy pop hits like "You're my heart, you're my soul" felt the need to tell his story - and gracefully he decided to hire a ghost writer. The result was a funny book about his life. Well, more or less a fuzzy image of it. He didn't deny that he is a selfish asshole but the whole story was twisted to fit his image of himself. No word that he has probably beaten up his former wife and she ended up in hospital. However it was written in a funny style and a huge success after his appearance as jury member of the German version of "American Idol" - especially his unforgettable comments.
This should be the end of the story - really. In the hype of the mentioned "Idol" TV show called "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (abbreviated DSDS) somebody must have come up with the terrible idea to make a movie out of the book. The result is "Dieter - der Film"
I have rarely seen a movie which tries so desperately to be funny and fails so completely. None of the gags really hits the point. Naddel's voice and style of talking was getting on my nerves right away although Verona's voice should have done that more. Obvious, childish, predictable and lengthy gags destroy any motivation to watch this movie to the end within a few minutes. The content of the movie is a sloppy film adaption written sloppily down by a ghost writer based on Bohlen's sloppy idealized memory. They could have used this freedom to do almost everything. It was supposed to be a satire, but they failed. The story is totally uninteresting and the fact that the background voice is Bohlen himself guarantees that the whole film has nothing satirical at all.
It's no wonder that it was considered to bad for a cinema release. The probability that this thing would have rotten in some archive was quite high until recently when the current season of DSDS turned out to be a mediocre success. With the "friendly" help of Germany's biggest yellow press newspaper "BILD" and the desperate situation for the TV station RTL to have something in the program while the still unbeatable show "Wetten dass... ?" is running on Channel 2 the movie finally arrived in television - unfortunately.
Watching this movie is a waste of time - there are certainly better cartoons with much more fun and a story actually worth looking at.
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