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Margarete Steiff (2005)

Based on the life of German toymaker Margarete Steiff, the movie shows her long way from a 10-year-old girl, confined to a wheelchair, to one of the first and most successful creators of toy stuffed animals.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Heike Makatsch ... Margarete Steiff
Felix Eitner Felix Eitner ... Fritz Steiff
Hary Prinz ... Julius
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Arthur Donald Arthur ... Amerikaner Hollow
Corinna Beilharz Corinna Beilharz ... Sieglinde, Näherin
Sigrid Burkholder Sigrid Burkholder ... Anna
Niklas Ehrensperger Niklas Ehrensperger ... Fritz (7 years old)
Gerhard Ernst Gerhard Ernst ... Grosshändler Messe
Hubertus Gertzen Hubertus Gertzen ... Bankdirektor
Ferdinand Grözinger Ferdinand Grözinger ... Lieferant
Elke Hagen Elke Hagen ... Moderne dame
Bernadette Heerwagen ... Charlotte
Michelle Ilibasic Michelle Ilibasic ... Charlotte - 10
Jan Jericho Jan Jericho ... Hans (as Jan M. Jericho)
Frieder Klein Frieder Klein ... Hans - 11
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Based on the life of German toymaker Margarete Steiff, the movie shows her long way from a 10-year-old girl, confined to a wheelchair, to one of the first and most successful creators of toy stuffed animals.

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Heike Makatsch had to learn the Swabian dialect to portray Margarete Steiff. See more »

Goofs

Fritz Steiff died in 1900, while in the movie he is witnessing the economy crisis of 1902. See more »

Quotes

Margarete Steiff: [final lines]
[after an American ordered a big amount of plush bears which saved the factory]
Margarete Steiff: Fritz, you saved my life.
Fritz Steiff: Not me, Gretl. It's the bear.
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Crazy Credits

Scenes of Margarete are shown during the closing credits. See more »

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A hopeful and inspiring true story
3 January 2007 | by jerry4444See all my reviews

Margarete was born physically-challenged. Yet that did not deter her from making the most out of her life. With the support of her brother, Fritz who always stood by her side, she overcame all odds that life threw at her. From her childhood days, she was full of optimism and faith.

Her strength and creativity made it possible to achieve things that were otherwise impossible in those days of mid-18th century. Her achievements and determination proved her skeptics wrong, as a woman and a person who was physically-challenged. The meeting with the possible man of her life brought more changes to her and those around her.

One thing led to another, her invention of stuffed toys have since then became an ageless passion for the young and those young-at-heart.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

23 December 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Margarete Steiff - Uma História de Coragem See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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