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Fashion Victims (2007)

Reine Geschmacksache (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 9 August 2007 (Germany)
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Wolfgang Zenker, a middle-aged traveling ladies' fashion salesman is in dire straits: his deadly rival is threatening to steal his best customers and he's lost his driver's license. ... See full summary »

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Ingo Rasper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Selge ... Wolfgang Zenker
Florian Bartholomäi ... Karsten Zenker
Roman Knizka ... Steven Brookmüller
Franziska Walser ... Erika Zenker
Traute Hoess ... Brigitta
Gottfried Breitfuss Gottfried Breitfuss ... Polizist Gerhardt (as Gottfried Breitfuß)
Marcus Michalski Marcus Michalski ... Juniorchef
Horst Krause ... Horst / Reinigungsangestellte
Lara Beckmann Lara Beckmann ... Lucie
Janna Wangenbach Janna Wangenbach ... Nicola
Susanne Rasper Susanne Rasper ... Frau Franzen
Elert Bode Elert Bode ... Herr Schiller
Jessica Schwarz ... Frau Pfeiffer
Irm Hermann ... Frau Retzlaff (as Irm Herrmann)
Waldemar Kobus ... Banker Harald Topfmöller
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Storyline

Wolfgang Zenker, a middle-aged traveling ladies' fashion salesman is in dire straits: his deadly rival is threatening to steal his best customers and he's lost his driver's license. Desperate to stay one step ahead of his young enemy salesman, he cancels his son's holiday and employs him as an unwilling chauffeur. Things go from bad to worse - the bank is after him, the taxman catches up with him, his wife leaves him, his son announces he's gay and falls in love with his father's rival! Family and foe meet in an uproarious showdown where the bullets and misunderstandings fly.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 August 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A divat áldozata See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,967
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Despite its English title "Fashion Victims", the original title in German was: "Reine Geschmacksache". When translated from original German the film's title literally means: "A Matter of Good Taste" which is far more appropriate for the film story. See more »

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Very disappointing, irritating movie.
28 February 2009 | by jm10701See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, and I tried to like it, but it's just awful. Maybe I just don't get German humor, but to me this was a frenetic 96-minute barrage of (almost) universally unbelievable, completely obnoxious, cartoonish characters, stupider "comic" situations than you'd ever see on even the very worst TV sit-com, and ridiculous, extremely heavy-handed slapstick. The only even slightly redeeming feature is Florian Bartholomäi in the lead role as Karsten. He's cute, sweet and charming, and he comes light years closer than anybody else to acting something like a real human being. I can't believe he'd ever have looked twice at a shallow jerk like Steven if he hadn't been the first man who ever paid attention to him. I'd like very much to see Bartholomäi in a good movie, but unfortunately this is not it. This is a real lemon.


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