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Fack ju Göhte (2013)

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A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.


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Bora Dagtekin (screenplay), Simon Hauschild (lecture)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elyas M'Barek ... Zeki Müller
Karoline Herfurth ... Lisi Schnabelstedt
Katja Riemann ... Gudrun Gerster
Jana Pallaske ... Charlie
Alwara Höfels ... Caro
Jella Haase ... Chantal
Max von der Groeben Max von der Groeben ... Danger
Lena Klenke Lena Klenke ... Laura (as Anna Lena Klenke)
Gizem Emre Gizem Emre ... Zeynep
Aram Arami Aram Arami ... Burak
Runa Greiner Runa Greiner ... Maike
Valentina Pahde Valentina Pahde ... Greta
Robin Reichelt Robin Reichelt ... Nerd Jerome
Nicolas Brauner Nicolas Brauner ... Nerd-Junge
Janina Altinger Janina Altinger ... Nerd-Mädchen


A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.

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Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fak iu profule! See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »


Box Office


€5,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Uschi Glas, who is playing one of the teachers in this movie, used to be in one of the "Pauker" movies from the 70s, in which students played pranks on teachers, similar to those in this movie, including "Immer Ärger mit den Paukern", the 1970s remake of "Die Feuerzangenbowle" and four movies from the series "Die Lümmel von der letzten Bank", where she played Marion Nietnagel. Also she played a hotel management school teacher in the movie "Hilfe, ich liebe Zwillinge" from 1969. See more »


Lisi finds out that Zeki faked his diploma and that he is not a real teacher by searching his personnel file in the headmasters office. In Germany, the personnel files of teachers are not stored in the schools but at the ministry of education. See more »

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Followed by Fack ju Göhte 3 (2017) See more »

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Not recommended if not mentally retarded
19 December 2014 | by Tom FarnschläderSee all my reviews

As far as I know, FJG was the most successful German movie of the last few years - I can really not understand why this movie is so popular.

The plot, or more like the idea behind the plot, was adopted nearly 100% from the 1999 American movie 'Blue streak'; and I'm saying this though I have seen BS only once, and approximately 7 years ago. It even seems like they haven't tried to modify it at all. The only adjustment was made regarding the context of the protagonist's work place (= the place where his 'treasure' was hidden) - but probably only for the purpose of connecting this idea to the stale and often (like in this case) uninspired genre of high school movies. Watching the beginning (first ~15 min) of both movies and comparing them would be quite funny.

'Funny' is the right keyword: Many people recommended this movie to me because it was "so funny, witty, etc". It isn't. At all. Very shallow humour combined with some shoddy pseudo ghetto slang - That's it. Besides there are so many irritating characters (especially among the students).

In addition to that, the message of the movie (if there is one; I tried my best to find it) is highly questionable in my opinion: Again this "everyone can reach everything and everyone is something special if you give them attention, bla bla"-bulls.hit. NO. Simply no. Not all students are equally intelligent, but one is of course not allowed to voice this today. (This is btw a great example of how the German education system works nowadays)

It may also be that I missinterpreted the message, because it may as well be a simple plot mistake that the extremely dumb and annoying girl (hearing her slang and voice was a torment) is considered 'highly gifted' at the end of the movie. WTF? Really?

Then there is the f.ucking usual love story according to the f.ucking usual scheme and thus extremely f.ucking predictable.

This whole story is so far-fetched, the movie lacks any level and the acting is (apart from Karoline Herfurth and to a lesser extent Elyas M'Barek) between run-off-the-mill and annoying.

To sum it up, I have really no f.ucking clue, why anyone would think this movie is at least average or even above. I think I have to re-consider my friendship to the people that recommended watching it to me. (just joking, but seriously...) I'd really have to think back to when I waited for the end of a movie this yearningly the last time.

P.S.: Farid Bang appeared in this movie - That says it all. (For the other Germans who - probably unintentionally - know him)

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