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FC Venus (2006)

This remake of the Finnish movie FC Venus (2005) deals with a male soccer team, Eintracht Imma 95, whose players bet that they would win a match against their wives and girlfriends. Anna ... See full summary »

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Ute Wieland

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Jan Berger, Outi Keskevaari (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Ulmen ... Paul Bruhn
Nora Tschirner ... Anna Rothe
Florian Lukas ... Steffen Hagen
Sandra Borgmann ... Katja Hagen
Heinz Hoenig ... Laurenz Schmidt
Andreas Guenther ... Jurij Zille (as Andreas Günther)
Stefanie Mühlhan Stefanie Mühlhan ... Manu Zylke
Sabine Urig Sabine Urig ... Babette Piper
Petra Kleinert ... Lili Oelze
Julian Sengelmann Julian Sengelmann ... Rico Oelze
Veit Stübner Veit Stübner ... Rudi Oelze
Anneke Kim Sarnau ... Kim Wagner
Leslie Malton Leslie Malton ... Astrid Mehnert-Wichert
Martin Armknecht Martin Armknecht ... Sebastian Mehnert-Wichert
Andreas Pietschmann ... Marc Ritter
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This remake of the Finnish movie FC Venus (2005) deals with a male soccer team, Eintracht Imma 95, whose players bet that they would win a match against their wives and girlfriends. Anna and Paul live together in Berlin, but suddenly his old friends from the village where he grew up ask him to help the local soccer club. Under the pretext that he would enjoy a new life in the country, they move to Imma. However, Anna, hating soccer, soon realizes Paul's real motives and has a bet with him: Eintracht Imma 95 plays against its members' wives and girlfriends. If the men win, Anna and Paul remain in the village. If the women win, they will move back to Berlin... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 April 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Csajok a pályán See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Close to being a train wreck
15 January 2008 | by Theo87See all my reviews

When I read the summary of FC Venus, I thought to myself, hey, why not give it a chance. Perhaps I'm in for a surprise. After all, the premise sounded way too predictable to not include an ironic twist that would make the movie at least half enjoyable. To my disappointment, it merely followed through with its paint-by-the-numbers storyline.

If you're looking for any kind of message, how shallow it might be, look somewhere else. Not even a contrived "women can be powerful" message can be found here since too many circumstantial things happen before and during the final game (I have to be a little vague because I don't want to spoil anything for those inclined to see this movie).

It was obvious how the movie tried to go for the typical Hollywood drama without being cheesy and having the feel of being German, i.e. a pretense sense of realism. The skills of the soccer players were held to such a low level that it almost looked ridiculous. I'm a better soccer player than those guys who are supposed to having played soccer for years. However, the film failed even more miserably when the supposed suspense scenes kicked in. Like a train wreck, it was hard to keep your eyes off it since they serve as a text book example for bad filmmaking.

If you are young, female, and into soccer, you might enjoy this film. If any of these traits don't apply to you, by all means, stay away.


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