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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Peters ... Bob Patterson
Mareike Fell ... Greta Hagemann
Marek Harloff Marek Harloff ... Andreas
Bela B. Bela B. ... Fritz Freckstein (as Bela B. Felsenheimer)
Adele Uddo Adele Uddo ... Adele
Malick Bowens ... Jean Claude
Stephen Israel Stephen Israel ... Blane Abernathy
Jan Plewka Jan Plewka ... Jan
Kalle Schwensen Kalle Schwensen ... Kalle
Michael Dean Jacobs ... Henry
Ingo Neuhaus ... Hans
Jeffrey Scott Jensen Jeffrey Scott Jensen ... Otto
Martin Dew ... Nigel (as Martin D. Dew)
Stefan Wilking Stefan Wilking ... Klaus
Roman Jakobi Roman Jakobi ... Gunter
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USA

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English | German

Release Date:

8 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Big in Germany See more »

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Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Hail Mountain Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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According to writer/producer Dan Mirvish, the film was made to ensure that the Academy Award category for Best Original Musical would have a minimum of five entries as required for the category to be activated, which would give his musical film Open House (2004) a chance to be one of the three Oscar nominees. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nonetheless chose not to offer an award in the Best Original Musical category that year. (Since then, the Oscar rules have been changed to provide that Best Original Musical category may be activated only by special request of the Music Branch Executive Committee in a year when the field of eligible submissions is determined to be of sufficient quantity and quality to justify award competition.) See more »

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Brilliant, Innovative, Beautiful, Touching and completely Hilarious
15 December 2007 | by ctab4See all my reviews

this film explores if not creates a whole new genre with perfect imperfection --- hilarity, truth, fun, talent and circumstance that make for MAGIC.

from creative musical numbers to off the cuff comedy that incorporates actors at their very best, if i hadn't have known better, i would have thought there was an elaborate script here.

what you get: a mighty wind meets conversations with god meets something so fresh and new and delightful that it becomes it's own entity.

peters and fell both give stellar performances and reel you in immediately. the rest of the cast is also phenomenal. there are no small parts....... only small actors, and everyone involved here should be patted on the back, taken out to dinner and be considered for an Oscar.

well done!


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