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Der Vorname (2018)

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 »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Iris Berben ... Dorothea Böttcher
Florian David Fitz ... Thomas
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Stephan
Serkan Kaya Serkan Kaya ... Pizzabote
Caroline Peters Caroline Peters ... Elisabeth
Janina Uhse ... Anna
Justus von Dohnányi Justus von Dohnányi ... René
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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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Germany

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German

Release Date:

18 October 2018 (Germany) See more »

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How About Adolf? See more »

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Germany

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Constantin Film See more »
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Trivia

Remake of the French movie 'Le Prénom' from 2012. Le Prénom is an adaptation from the French play from 2010 written by Matthieu Dela ported and Alexandre de La Patellière. See more »

Goofs

When Stephan is arguing with Jana about the name of the child over dinner a crew member is reflected in the windows behind Jana for a few seconds. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Sinfonie No.6 in F Major, Op.68: I
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Beethoven Orchester Bonn
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Smart, Witty Comedy
11 April 2019 | by kaljicSee all my reviews

I saw this movie during a trans-Atlantic flight. This is a German comedy-of-errors centered around a family member's desire to name their new child, "Adolph." This desire causes horror and disgust in the family, but it also exposes the very fragile bonds which exist among the family members. Who says Germans have no sense of humor? The script is witty, the repartee between antagonistic members in these families is genuinely funny, and the surprises we learn about their family secrets are unexpected but do not break the audience's necessary suspension of disbelief. It is an interesting look into German middle class life which does not always receive. Much recommended.


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