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What a Man (2011)

What a Man: The young teacher Alex is abandoned by his girlfriend Caroline and therefore begins a journey in search of himself. But how he overcomes the pitfalls out there for a modern man? And what is it that makes a man a man?

Writers:

Matthias Schweighöfer (screenplay), Doron Wisotzky (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Alex
Mavie Hörbiger ... Carolin
Thomas Kretschmann ... Jens
Paul Alhäuser Paul Alhäuser ... Frank
Julia Niegel Julia Niegel ... Henriette
Elyas M'Barek ... Okke
Lilay Huser Lilay Huser ... Okke's Oma
Sibel Kekilli ... Nele
Vedat Erincin Vedat Erincin ... Okke's Vater
Luise Bähr Luise Bähr ... Krankenschwester Nina
Friedrich Mücke Friedrich Mücke ... Arzt
Tom Zickler Tom Zickler ... Arzthelfer (as Thomas Zickler)
Pasquale Aleardi ... Etienne
Noah Wiechers Noah Wiechers ... Alex jung
Julia Nelles Julia Nelles ... Mädchen 1
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Storyline

Nice guy Alex has gone well out of his way to accommodate his petulant and demanding girlfriend Carolin, so it comes as a complete surprise when he finds out she's cheated on him and thinks little of their relationship (ending it). As he actively questions if he's all the man he should be, best friends Okke and Nele stick loyally by his side to weather him through it. Written by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

German | Turkish | English | Mandarin | French

Release Date:

25 August 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo un hombre See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Alex: [translation] I think you're so afraid of being lied to that you can't be honest with yourself.
Nele: I'd rather lie to myself than accept being lied to by an old friend.
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Soundtracks

What a Man
Performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut (as Lena)
Music & Lyrics by Dave Crawford
Produced by Stefan Raab
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