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Reine Geschmacksache (2007)

Wolfgang Zenker, a middle-aged traveling ladies' fashion salesman is in dire straits: his deadly rival is threatening to steal his best customers and he's lost his driver's license. ... See full summary »

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Wolfgang Zenker
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Karsten Zenker
Roman Knizka ...
Steven Brookmüller
Franziska Walser ...
Erika Zenker
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Brigitta
Gottfried Breitfuss ...
Polizist Gerhardt (as Gottfried Breitfuß)
Marcus Michalski ...
Juniorchef
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Horst / Reinigungsangestellte
Lara Beckmann ...
Lucie
Janna Wangenbach ...
Nicola
Susanne Rasper ...
Frau Franzen
Elert Bode ...
Herr Schiller
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Frau Pfeiffer
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Frau Retzlaff (as Irm Herrmann)
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Banker Harald Topfmöller
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Wolfgang Zenker, a middle-aged traveling ladies' fashion salesman is in dire straits: his deadly rival is threatening to steal his best customers and he's lost his driver's license. Desperate to stay one step ahead of his young enemy salesman, he cancels his son's holiday and employs him as an unwilling chauffeur. Things go from bad to worse - the bank is after him, the taxman catches up with him, his wife leaves him, his son announces he's gay and falls in love with his father's rival! Family and foe meet in an uproarious showdown where the bullets and misunderstandings fly.

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9 August 2007 (Germany)  »

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A divat áldozata  »

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€800,000 (estimated)
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Despite its English title "Fashion Victims", the original title in German was: "Reine Geschmacksache". When translated from original German the film's title literally means: "A Matter of Good Taste" which is far more appropriate for the film story. See more »

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a week in the life of a mixed-up German family
11 June 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

In the U.S., it's called Fashion Victims, but in it's native German, its "Reine Geschmacksache". Co-Written and directed by Ingo Rasper, it's the story of a week in the life of the Zenker family. Dad (Edgar Selge) is a salesman in the clothing industry, and needs the help of his gay son Karsten (Florian Bartholomai). Except that Karsten had other plans, which causes even MORE friction between father and son, which was already pretty bad . Mom (Franziska Walser) and Dad are always bickering, which doesn't help the mood. The first 40 minutes are very dark and depressing, as things just get worse and worse. Then Karsten meets up with one of Dad's co-workers, and things start to happen..... This was the fourth project written and directed by Rasper, and it won several awards at European film festivals. I wish they had used a different font for the subtitles, as they are very well done, but a little hard to read. Good story -- an hour and a half long. Too bad none of the other Rasper are available on amazon.


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