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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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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 »

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Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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: Nobody out there is as stupid as the shows that we produce.
Maiwald: BUt then I'M wondering, who is buying these Britney Spears CDs.
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References Tagesschau (1952) See more »

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Refreshing nice...
19 June 2008 | by Aleksandar_DSee all my reviews

This movie is what it claims to be! It does not claim to be realistic, it claims to be a funny revenge story on somewhat, what really needs to be revenged. This movie is not education, it's only a very small part and a wet revenge dream against the other part on the scale pan, we see everyday: The awful TV program, which became our religion. And on the other side, where it should be in balance, but is not - it's like that: Total Trash. Incredibly stupid game shows, which try to force people to call and to give money for nothing, like for example: "Yes now you can win even more, tell me when do you have birthday!... 21. of August?! Oh i am so sorry, you would have won if it were the 31. of June." Or somewhat - the next superstar model casting shows. - Like it's so good to get money for doing nothing. TV became our religion, so that we reconstruct our world from, what we see and believe to be real a few people tell us so (not very normal people, who have much free time to do so). And the problem is, that we partly have to believe that it is real, so i just don't get the critique of some people "Weingartner used trash to bury trash"... The problem is - our world is slowly becoming trashier everyday. So what. Hit it with it. It's just a nice and funny movie, which unfolds to show a bit how it could be and that supposed clarification is never total. This movie has the claim, what i would call, to have a nicotine patch effect on the media world. It's not as good as a cigarette (which is trash) but it tries to help against the pain. And i think this effect is the reason for bad comments. Not for me - Because of the message - i like it and give it a ten plus.


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