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Woman in Love (2011)

Rubbeldiekatz (original title)
An actor's career takes a "Tootsie"-like turn when he lets himself be cast as a woman in a movie.

Director:

Detlev Buck

Writers:

Anika Decker (screenplay), Detlev Buck (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Sarah
Jenny Moore Jenny Moore ... Geliebte
Dejan Bucin ... Javier
Gerd Pape Gerd Pape ... HON Driver
Joachim Pollax Joachim Pollax ... HON Driver
Franko Melisch Franko Melisch ... Pilot
Guido Maria Kretschmer Guido Maria Kretschmer ... Steward
Denis Moschitto ... Jan
Maximilian Brückner ... Basti Honk
Sunnyi Melles ... Annegret
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Alex
Tobias Mauer Tobias Mauer ... Ehemann Charlies Tante
Guido Saremba Guido Saremba ... Schauspieler Charlies Tante
Inge Timm Inge Timm ... Frau Schneider
Detlev Buck ... Jürgen Honk
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Storyline

An actor's career takes a "Tootsie"-like turn when he lets himself be cast as a woman in a movie.

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Comedy

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Connections

Featured in The BossHoss Feat. Nena & Rubbeldiekatz: L.O.V.E. (2011) See more »

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An der schönen blauen Donau, Op 314
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Written by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Helmut Zacharias
Performed by Helmut Zacharias and The Magic Strings
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It's a copy - but a good one
24 January 2013 | by TeeJayKaySee all my reviews

As a big fan of Dustin Hoffman's and of "Tootsie," my first thought was, of course, that this was a rehash with the same basic plot, just in a different language. All similarities aside (and you may judge for yourself whether it's a good or a bad "remake"), I have to say one thing that puts this movie far above all other "men in drag" movies: Even while I was fully aware at all times that I was looking at a man pretending to be a woman, this is the only film that ever convinced me that nobody around him would see through the disguise. Matthias Schweighöfer seemed perfectly at ease in high heels and never looked like Curtis and Lemmon in "Some Like It Hot" or Hoffman in "Tootsie" or Williams in "Mrs. Doubtfire" -- he WAS a woman on screen, and he could have played the role of a woman from the beginning to the end AS a woman, without anybody in the audience realizing he's a man (unless you know him or read the credits). In this sense, this movie should be the benchmark for all future films of this kind.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

15 December 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeux de rôles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,302,752
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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