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Making Up! (1993)

Abgeschminkt! (original title)
An original satire about women of the 90s in search of the men of their dreams. Franzy believes she's through with men, but desperately needs new amorous story lines for the comic strip she... See full summary »

Director:

Katja von Garnier

Writers:

Hannes Jaenicke (additional writing), Ben Taylor (additional writing) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katja Riemann ... Frenzy
Nina Kronjäger Nina Kronjäger ... Maischa
Gedeon Burkhard ... Rene
Max Tidof ... Mark
Daniela Amavia ... Susa (as Daniela Lunkewitz)
Peter Sattmann Peter Sattmann ... Schwarz
Jochen Nickel ... Party Tier (Party Animal)
Carola Höhne Carola Höhne ... Renes Schwester (Rene's Sister)
Stefan von Moers Stefan von Moers ... Mann mit Initiative
Jophi Ries Jophi Ries ... Barkeeper
Sybille Hamm Sybille Hamm ... Frau in Rosa (Woman in Pink)
Giovanni Mangano Giovanni Mangano ... Bodybuilder
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An original satire about women of the 90s in search of the men of their dreams. Franzy believes she's through with men, but desperately needs new amorous story lines for the comic strip she writes for a newspaper. So she observes her friend Maischa struggling to satisfy her need for love -- and someone who knows how to install her new shelf. Since joiner Klaus demands too much attention, she sets her eyes on the good-looking footballer Rene. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 July 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Making Up! See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the company credits you the name of a school is visible, because the movie was actually the final project (sometimes called degree work) of the director, Katja von Garnier, then alumnus at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen in Munich, Germany. See more »

Quotes

Frenzy: When I was dressed up like you for the last time, someone offered me twenty dollars for half an hour.
Maischa: You shoud have accepted!
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Short but nice movie
6 January 2001 | by Mone-11See all my reviews

Katja Riemann plays the cool woman that doesn´t need a man and her friend (Nina Kronjäger) adores the beautiful Gedeon Burkhard. Katja has to show Gedeon´s American friend (who she doesn´t like at first) the town while Gedeon has a date with Nina. But sex with the selfish Gedeon ends in disaster and Katja falls in love with Max (who plays the perfect American guy as Germans think Americans are - with chewing gum in the mouth and always a cheeky word on the lip). I think this movie tries to explain what love really means: not only beauty is decisive, most important is to understand your partner and to have fun together. For a German movie it is really good.


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