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A Mere Formality (2006)

Reine Formsache (original title)


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Credited cast:
Marc Hosemann ... Felix
Christiane Paul ... Pola
Bastian Pastewka ... Gustav
Floriane Daniel ... Effi
Oliver Korittke ... Wito
Petra Schmidt-Schaller ... Ada
Idil Üner Idil Üner ... Kristin
Robert Schupp ... Hannibal
Michael Gwisdek ... Felix' Vater
Maxine Göbel Maxine Göbel ... Hannah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Borgmann ... Ärztin
Stefanie De Nicolo Stefanie De Nicolo ... Barfrau
Janine Dubielzig Janine Dubielzig ... Frau mit Brautstrauß
Tristan Göbel Tristan Göbel
Steffen Jürgens Steffen Jürgens ... Regisseur


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Der schönste Tag im Leben einer Frau. [The best day in the life of a woman.]


Comedy | Romance







Release Date:

13 April 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mere Formality See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »


Box Office


EUR2,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Felix sleeps at Gustav's house you can see an external shot of the house. It is exactly the house where Jason Bourne meets the former German Treadstone Agent in the second Bourne movie The Bourne Supremacy (2004). When he looks through the blinds he's standing at the exact spot where Bourne and the German agent had their fight for life and death. See more »

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A German movie that's convincing and entertaining!
28 March 2006 | by imdb-12630See all my reviews

The Movie tells the Story of Felix and Pola Sommerfeld, their divorce, their friends and their love.

In the beginning you might think, "oh no, a German movie" but as you see the credits in the beginning, you learn fast that the cast will proof you wrong.

For example Bastian Pastevka, known as a comedian from TV, always good for a laugh, is playing brilliantly the role of a frustrated husband. And he is able to convince you trough his facial expression, his ability to make you laugh and (what we hardly know from TV) his ability to make his character appear serious, sad and tragic. And it is played very convincing.

On the other hand there is Oliver Korittke, he shows us by playing the choleric boyfriend of a girl (whom he has to share with other man more then he likes) that he is a very skilled actor too.

All in all it's a very entertaining comedy with it's sad and tragic moments. A must to watch in my eyes.

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