When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen, he stumbles into the audition for next year's new students. ...
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Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the... See full summary »
Vicco von Bülow
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After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »
Vicco von Bülow,
Vicco von Bülow,
Tom is a perfect macho, whose prejudices are challenged when he loses his job, his apartment and his girlfriend and has to move in into a house with three feminists. Without his knowing the... See full summary »
Carin C. Tietze
Franziska is kind of a romantic woman with two children and a husband who is working around the globe as a movie director. When she wants to buy a flat some day she gets in contact with ... See full summary »
Jakob Windisch has written THE number one bestselling novel. Since he is very shy, no-one has seen him except Uhu Zigeuner who is the designated director of the film adaption. Zigeuner is ... See full summary »
A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.
When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen, he stumbles into the audition for next year's new students. He lets Johannes, the broke and unsuccessful applicant, stay with him. Ingo decides to go to Munich with Johannes, where he wants to try his luck once again. Hitchhiking, they get rides with very different drivers on the autobahn. They meet up with the smooth-talking Ali in the wayside dinner "Raststätte Spessart". Arriving in Munich, the trio tries to find cheap sleeping accommodation. They enter Ingo into the audition at Munich acting school. Moreover, Johannes falls in love with street artist Herta from Berlin.Written by
The title is a pun on "Der kleine Hey", a standard book on vocal training for actors, written by Julius Hey (1832- 1909). "Kleine Haie" also means "little sharks". See more »
For a year now you have been switching from one idiot job to the next. you want to become a writer, but what are you doing to become one?
I don't want to become a writer.
What else, a head dishwasher?
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After the casting credits Ingo reappears and tells what happens to the main characters after the film. See more »
This was one early work of young German director Sönke Wortmann. Many German actors appearing in this movie started their careers based on this movie, e.g. Jochen Vogel as the best known among them. This script is fantastic, fast furious, intelligent, lots of humor lots of human feelings and good portion of political incorrectness. Beautiful pictures from German autobahn to Munichs discos. Many famous lines in this movie actually became household expressions. At least any visitor of the German beer capital Munich during Oktoberfest Zeit, will find many parallel situations experienced by the films protagonists. "Only for Stammgäste" will be one of the answers Americans will have heard trying to enter one of the better meeting points, discos or private lounges in Munich. This is one of the rare films you wanna watch multiple times. Sadly, Sönke never came up with a hit like this. If you liked Quentins Pulp Fiction you gonna love this movie.
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