6.6/10
5,466
22 user 19 critic

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.

Director:

Sönke Wortmann

Writers:

Sönke Wortmann (screenplay), Ralf König (comics "Der bewegte Mann" and "Pretty Baby")
Reviews
10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Manta, Manta (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Proud German owners of Opel Manta's race the streets against VW's and Mercedes. They decide to set up a real race with lots of money involved.

Director: Wolfgang Büld
Stars: Til Schweiger, Tina Ruland, Stefan Gebelhoff
Jailbirds (1996)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ein weiteres Highlight am deutschen Kinohimmel. Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Knackis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind ... See full summary »

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: Til Schweiger, Detlev Buck, Leander Haußmann
Schtonk (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

Director: Helmut Dietl
Stars: Götz George, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Christiane Hörbiger
Wo ist Fred? (2006)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In order to catch a basketball from the favorite team of his girlfriend's spoiled son, Fred poses as a numb, wheelchair-bound fan. But when he catches the ball, he also catches the ... See full summary »

Director: Anno Saul
Stars: Til Schweiger, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jürgen Vogel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Vicco von Bülow, Renate Westphal-Lorenz
Stars: Evelyn Hamann, Vicco von Bülow, Irm Hermann
Der Eisbär (1998)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the beginning of the movie, a man drives a vintage Mercedes saloon to a gangster boss ("Der Gesundheitsinspektor" - The Health Inspector, played by Heiner Lauterbach). The "Health ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Til Schweiger, Granz Henman
Stars: Til Schweiger, Karina Krawczyk, Benno Fürmann
Rossini (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Helmut Dietl
Stars: Götz George, Mario Adorf, Heiner Lauterbach
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Sönke Wortmann
Stars: Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf
Little Sharks (1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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. ... See full summary »

Director: Sönke Wortmann
Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Kai Wiesinger, Gedeon Burkhard
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Rainbow press reporter Ludo is sentenced to 8 months, but is released on probation. But he has to work 300 hours for a local daycare center and meets Anna who has unfinished business with him.

Director: Til Schweiger
Stars: Til Schweiger, Nora Tschirner, Matthias Schweighöfer
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Life could be just great for bank robber Keek: His buddy Kalle is doing time for their last coup, while Keek has to retain the loot. Kalle will spend two more years in jail, so Keek is not ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Thorwarth
Stars: Oliver Korittke, Markus Knüfken, Ralf Richter
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Herbig
Stars: Michael Herbig, Christian Tramitz, Marie Bäumer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Til Schweiger ... Axel Feldheim
Joachim Król ... Norbert Brommer
Katja Riemann ... Doro Feldheim
Rufus Beck ... Waltraud
Armin Rohde ... Metzger
Nico van der Knaap Nico van der Knaap ... Fränzchen
Antonia Lang Antonia Lang ... Elke Schmitt
Martina Gedeck ... Jutta
Judith Reinartz Judith Reinartz ... Claudia
Kai Wiesinger ... Aufreißer
Horst D. Scheel Horst D. Scheel ... Günter
Christof Wackernagel Christof Wackernagel ... Rüdiger
Martin Armknecht Martin Armknecht ... Lutz
Heinrich Schafmeister ... Klaus Dieter
Helmut Buchel Helmut Buchel ... Dirk (as Helmut Büchel)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language, including some explicit sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

12 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maybe... Maybe Not See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$172,000, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$366,506, 11 August 1996
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the time of release, this was the biggest grossing homegrown film at the German box office. See more »

Quotes

Axel Feldheim: [getting in a car full of transvestites] Good morning, girls.
Norbert Brommer: [with deep voice] Hello.
See more »

Connections

References Death in Venice (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Kleines Fräulein, einen Augenblick
Music by Gerhard Mohr
Lyrics by Klaus S. Richter and Fritz Reiter
Performed by Palast Orchester featuring Max Raabe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Maybe funnier if you're German, or both German and gay?
28 October 2004 | by mooncaine-1See all my reviews

I thought it was fine. Not exactly deep stuff, but entertaining. Everything must be taken in context, if possible, and this was based on a popular comic strip by Ralf Koenig -- I'm guessing he's gay, based on other stuff I've seen of his, so whether his work perpetuates stereotypes or is the honest humor of a member of the gay community is not so easy to say. Not for me, anyway. I found Germany in the mid-1990s to be more tolerant of homosexuals than my hometown in Amerika, but a lot has changed in the intervening years. Anyway, political incorrectness aside, I think of this as a light comedy about relationships, like another Soenke Wortmann films I've seen [Stadtgespraech]. For students of the German language, it was a wonderful opportunity to catch some slang and modern, conversational German that we don't see in deep, intellectual films based on historical or literary sources.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed