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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

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 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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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Connections

Remade as Wat Mannen Willen (2015) See more »

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Wonderful
Written by Gary Go
Performed by Gary Go
Published by TCR Music Ltd.
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excellent movie!
9 December 2009 | by meinhardtbeSee all my reviews

Männerherzen is an excellent comedy about men and their struggles in life and love. The dialogue is first rate with some really memorable oneliners, some scenes are incredibly funny, others touching and emotional, a really exceptional mix of moods and feelings. For me this is one of the few German movies that was really worth going to the movie theatre for. Justus Dohnanyi gives an amazing performance as the German "Schmaltz" popstar Bruce Berger, who sings these horrible, sappy songs about saving the earth. His scenes are sensationally funny, but also equally tragic and i hope this guy wins some award for his crazy performance here. But all the other actors were outstanding too, their timing is right on the money and even though some scenes are rather over the top, the acting isn't. I have never seen Til Schweiger, the German megastar, as good as in this movie.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,420,615
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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