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Macho Man (2015)

A German man falls in love with a Turkish woman and changes his lifestyle for her family.


Christof Wahl


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Ulmen ... Daniel
Aylin Tezel ... Aylin
Dar Salim ... Cem
Axel Stein Axel Stein ... Ulli
Peter Prager ... Rigobert Hagenberger
Gitta Schweighöfer ... Erika Hagenberger
Vedat Erincin Vedat Erincin ... Baba Denizoglu
Lilay Huser Lilay Huser ... Anne Denizoglu
Mehmet Bozdogan Mehmet Bozdogan ... Tunc
Inez Bjørg David Inez Bjørg David ... Lisa
Vladimir Burlakov ... Karl
Samuel Finzi ... Kleinmüller
Marylu-Saskia Poolman Marylu-Saskia Poolman ... Marion (as Marylu Poolman)
Yeliz Simsek Yeliz Simsek ... Emine
Theresa Underberg Theresa Underberg ... Gaby Haas


A German man falls in love with a Turkish woman and changes his lifestyle for her family.

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Comedy | Romance






German | Turkish

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29 October 2015 (Germany) See more »


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How to be a "man"
20 April 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Actually the movie does have a lot of clichés, which is something you'd expect, especially from a comedy. It still works somehow, especially because of the main actors. Though it is a bit strange that Aylin is playing a character called Aylin. If you knew her real name that is of course, which I did.

Apart from that, there is also a lot of breaking, but in a way you'd expect the movie to break with prejudices. Some of the jokes do work and some don't. Ulmen is playing both "parts" with detail. Even if you may think that the transformation might be a tad too much, it's working in the overall context of the movie. Not to mention that it is necessary for the overall dramatic this builds up ...

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