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How About Adolf? (2018)

Der Vorname (original title)
Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and his wife Elisabeth (Caroline Peters) organize a dinner in their house in Bonn. Invited are family friend René (Justus von Dohnányi), Thomas (Florian ... See full summary »

Director:

Sönke Wortmann

Writers:

Claudius Pläging (screenplay), Alexander Dydyna (screenplay adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Stephan
Florian David Fitz ... Thomas
Caroline Peters Caroline Peters ... Elisabeth
Justus von Dohnányi ... René
Janina Uhse ... Anna
Iris Berben ... Dorothea
Serkan Kaya Serkan Kaya ... Pizzabote
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Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and his wife Elisabeth (Caroline Peters) organize a dinner in their house in Bonn. Invited are family friend René (Justus von Dohnányi), Thomas (Florian David Fitz) and his pregnant girlfriend Anna (Janina Uhse). But the parents of an unborn boy make sure that the evening planned as a cozy get-together suddenly gets out of hand: they announce that they want to call their child Adolf and thus cause a scandal.

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Trivia

At one point Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) says the line "Er ist wieder da" in reference to the discussion about the child's name being Adolf coming up once again. Christoph Maria Herbst read the audio book "Er ist wieder da" about the return of Adolf Hitler in present times. "Er ist wieder da" was also turned into a movie (Look Who's Back (2015)) in which Herbst appeared. See more »

Goofs

The pizza courier, instead of driving directly to his customer, is driving all around the city of Bonn (over the Kennedy bridge, alongside the Rhine towards Bad Godesberg, back to the central administration building, through the city centre, ahead the Minster, along the Art and Exhibition Hall and then back over Adenauerallee towards the actual destination) and would have delivered a cold pizza. See more »

Connections

Remake of What's in a Name? (2012) See more »

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Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Written and performed by Steve Harley
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Deeeelicious !!!
7 June 2020 | by mariananeaguSee all my reviews

I had no idea that germans can be funny 😃 Soooo funny and every 10 minutes something new happens ! I had second thoughts cause of the language, hard for me to listen, but i am happy i ignored that. Great movie !


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 October 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

How About Adolf? See more »

Filming Locations:

Bonn, Germany

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,947,326
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