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Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps (2007)

Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken (original title)
The life of a young couple.

Director:

Leander Haußmann

Writers:

Rochus Hahn (screenplay), Alexander Stever (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benno Fürmann ... Jan Rietmüller
Jessica Schwarz ... Katrin Geißler
Matthias Matschke ... Rüdiger
Annika Kuhl Annika Kuhl ... Melanie
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Jonathan Armbruster
Nadja Becker Nadja Becker ... Angie Luschmund
Sasha ... Sven (as Sasha Schmitz)
Tom Schilling ... Krischl
Lars Rudolph Lars Rudolph ... Udo
Florentine Lahme Florentine Lahme ... Tanja Schneider
Katja Flint Katja Flint ... Frau Kitzelbach
Thomas Kretschmann ... Paul
Peter Lohmeyer ... Co-Pilot Hans-Jürgen Buck
Steffi Kühnert ... Schwangere Sekretärin
Uwe Dag Berlin Uwe Dag Berlin
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Loosley based on the bestselling book of Allan Pease and Barbara Pease, this comedy focuses on typical gender stereotypes, causing difficulties in relationships between men and women. When Jan wants to sleep with Melanie, student Katrin scratches his car's paint. Instead of arguing, he falls in love with her and they finally marry. Meanwhile, his boring roommate Rüdiger is romantically linked to Melanie. However, both couples soon have to fight problems in their relationships... Written by fippi2000

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Pourquoi les hommes n'écoutent jamais rien et les femmes ne savent pas lire les cartes routières See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Der kleine Unterschied
Performed by [Gesungen von] Annett Louisan
Music by James Last (as J. Last), Hardy Kayser (as H. Kayser) / Lyrics by Frank Ramond (as F. Ramond)
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Faux-feminist fish finger scam
4 December 2007 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

If Jessica Schwarz wasn't so spectacularly cute dolled up as a 1950s office girl, I'm sure I would have walked out during the opening credits. I don't know whether that proves the movie's point (men want sex and women want babies), but in my experience any movie out to prove a point is usually a lost cause anyway. This one is hopelessly uptight, clumsily old-fashioned and at least half an hour too long. I guess I could have seen it coming had I read the best-selling book, by Allan Pease, the film is based on. Someone should have told the filmmakers populist non-fiction writing makes for very stale scripts. I couldn't help laughing though when Rüdiger (Benno Fürmann) ruins a priceless polar artifact as he finds himself cornered by a hirsute globe-trotting alpha male (Uwe Ochsenknecht) hitting on his girl. As I said, she really is very, very cute. Kudos to Kitty Kratschke in make-up for those black tresses and sparkling eyes and glossy smiles. Extenuating circumstances, both for the movie and myself, but nothing more.


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