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Free Rainer (2007)

Frustrated, because he is forced to produce bad TV-shows, a manager of a TV-station, enters the station and manipulates the ratings, to initiate a TV-revolution.

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Hans Weingartner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Rainer
Elsa Sophie Gambard Elsa Sophie Gambard ... Pegah
Milan Peschel ... Phillip
Gregor Bloéb Gregor Bloéb ... Maiwald
Tom Jahn ... Bernd
Andreas Brandt Andreas Brandt ... Karl-Heinz
Robert Viktor Minich Robert Viktor Minich ... Harry
Ralf Knicker Ralf Knicker ... Sebastian
Irshad Panjatan Irshad Panjatan ... Gopal
Simone Hanselmann Simone Hanselmann ... Anna
Doris Golpashin Doris Golpashin ... Showmoderatorin
Peer Jäger Peer Jäger ... Gründgens
Us Conradi Us Conradi ... Frau Arnim
Franziska Knuppe Franziska Knuppe ... Maiwalds Freundin
Vinzenz Kiefer ... Titanic Mann
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Storyline

Frustrated, because he is forced to produce bad TV-shows, a manager of a TV-station, enters the station and manipulates the ratings, to initiate a TV-revolution.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 November 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

TV Lies See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Kuttner: Streetreporter. See more »

Goofs

When Rainer's nose is bleeding he is holding his head back the whole time, which shouldn't be done as the blood would go down into the lounges. Instead he should have to lean forward and hold his nose at this situation. See more »

Quotes

Rainer Kuhhirt: [on the phone] Do you know anyone who has a rating box at home? See? That's what I mean. No, I don't even know anyone who knows someone who knows someone who has such a thing at home and I work for television for years.
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References M: Monitor (1965) See more »

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Warmer
Performed by Beulah
Composed by Miles Kurosky
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Original and funny
30 December 2007 | by steffenjoergesSee all my reviews

This film created quite some controversy. It really depends on how you see it. You shouldn't take it as a drama, that's for sure.

I just loved it! It has a great sense of humor. Many really dark humored scenes that made me laugh out aloud, just like the rest of the audience in the cinema I was in.

Some bourgeois critics didn't like it, but that for me is only a sign of the narrow mindedness of todays film critics. The film just doesn't follow any of today's rules of art-house cinema. Which is what made it such an refreshing experience to watch for me.

A crazy, wild piece of cinema with a strong political message. I liked it much more than "The Edukators", because it's more honest in a sense that it doesn't camouflage it's intent, and also because it's much more satirical.

Definitely fun to watch, positively a must-see.


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