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Men in the City (2009)

Männerherzen (original title)
The story follows six very different men and their struggles with women, family and work. Yet, they are somehow connected to each other.

Director:

Simon Verhoeven

Writer:

Simon Verhoeven
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Ulmen ... Günther Stobanski
Nadja Uhl ... Susanne Feldberg
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Roland Feldberg
Maxim Mehmet ... Philip Henrion
Jana Pallaske ... Nina Hellmich
Florian David Fitz ... Niklas Michalke
Liane Forestieri ... Laura Sandner
Til Schweiger ... Jerome Ades
Justus von Dohnányi ... Bruce Berger
Inez Bjørg David ... Maria Hellström (as Inez Björg David)
Fritz Karl ... Martin
Fahri Yardim ... Loco (as Fahri Ögün Yardim)
Palina Rojinski ... Sabrina Silver
Birge Schade Birge Schade ... Pflegerin Beate
Carl Heinz Choynski Carl Heinz Choynski ... Vater Feldberg
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The gym "Fitnessworld" is where we meet our fighting gladiators - the protagonists of our episodic daisy chain about what it means to be a man. Philipp is a loveably chaotic fellow, whose professional dreams have just fallen apart. And when his casual girlfriend Nina informs him she's pregnant, Philipp is truly in over his head. His friend Niklas, though, has done everything right - always: university, marriage, single-family home. But is he happy? This question doesn't even occur to heart-throb Jerome - His life is one sensual rush. And then there's Günther, the lonely trade inspector desperately seeking someone to belong to; and the abandoned subway driver Roland, fighting with all his might to get his family back. Many "male truths" - all searching for the right "design" for their lives, in this time of lacking orientation, where a MAN can be whatever he wants. They're all fighting for happiness. Who will come out ahead? Written by Wiedemann & Berg Film

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not just another romantic comedy
7 May 2010 | by sattinger44See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies to hit German theaters in years. I guess you can call it a romantic comedy, but it deals with the male side of the story, which is not always that romantic, but rather full of doubts, hesitations, male soul searching, leading to hysterical results. The actors are amazing, especially the new talents Maxim Mehmet and Florian David Fitz really deliver, the scenes are excellently written and perfectly executed and the visual style is beautiful and bold. This is a perfect movie for guys who are able to laugh at their own shortcomings, but women will love this film too, even if the guys are not portrayed as the romantic heroes they want them to be...


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 October 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Faceci w wielkim miescie See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,420,615
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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