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Maybe... Maybe Not (1994)

Der bewegte Mann (original title)
R | | Comedy | 12 July 1996 (USA)
Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before.

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Norbert Brommer
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Doro Feldheim
Rufus Beck ...
Waltraud
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Metzger
Nico van der Knaap ...
Fränzchen
Antonia Lang ...
Elke Schmitt
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Jutta
Judith Reinartz ...
Claudia
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Aufreißer
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Günter
Christof Wackernagel ...
Rüdiger
Martin Armknecht ...
Lutz
Heinrich Schafmeister ...
Klaus Dieter
Helmut Buchel ...
Dirk (as Helmut Büchel)
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Storyline

The handsome young Axel is always on the hunt for women although he already has a girlfriend named Doro. One day Doro catches Axel in the act with another woman. She ends their relationship and throws him out of her apartment. Seeking a new home, Axel is introduced to Walter, a homosexual, who finds Axel quite attractive. Walter takes Axel to a gay party where they meet Norbert, who has a big apartment and is more than willing to let Axel stay for a while because he thinks he can seduce him. Meanwhile, Doro finds out that she is pregnant with Axel's child and now she tries to get him back, not knowing that he lives among homosexuals. This makes for a lot of funny incidents between the gay world and the straight world. But will Doro get Axel back or will he stay with Norbert instead? Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language, including some explicit sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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12 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$172,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$366,506 (USA) (11 August 1996)
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1.85 : 1
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Based on the books "Der Bewegte Mann" and "Pretty Baby", written by cartoonist Ralf König, who appears as a drag-queen. See more »

Quotes

Doro Feldheim: [after hanged up the phone hearing a male voice] That was a man!
Jutta: So, in addition she's married.
Doro Feldheim: [hysterical] That was a homosexual guy!
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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Mein Gorilla
Music by Walter Jurmann and Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Peter Kuckuck
Performed by Monty Arnold and Hans Peter Reutter as Dr. Bertie
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Probably the best comedy ever made..
28 January 2003 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews



Ok where to start.. Well I hate American movies, and when they make comedies there's no soul to it, merely funny events which happen to be funny only for Americans. But this movie has its deep side too, like most European movies. Norbert's "rough" boyfriend, the incident with Axel and his former classmate, and the rough boyfriend doing the girl in the bathtub while Axel stands frozen like a fly.. That scene was absolutely priceless.

As for the casting, Katja Riemann is not only beautiful as a goddess, she's also an awesome actress. It's so surprising that she doesn't have the fame she deserves. Or maybe not, considering how many copies of DVD's boring Hollywood movies sell... Each time the word "gay" comes up in this movie, her gestures and facial expressions are outstandingly flawless. Even if you start watching the movie after the 40th minute and start from a scene with that word, you'd perfectly understand she's sick of homosexuality. Joachim Krol and Til Schweiger are also performing great here. I actually thought Joachim Krol was gay in real life after watching the movie. Well I don't have any evidence about his sexuality, but chances are he's not.

My German is quite rusty and I still loved this movie. I'm sure I would like it even more if I understood the dialogues perfectly. So go and watch this movie, and shoot me if you don't like it. A little note, the main characters of this movie can be classified as eye candy. Katja Riemann is beautiful, and Til Schweiger is handsome. And with their acting skills, the movie becomes a delicious pastime.


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