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Der Job seines Lebens (2003)

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Complete credited cast:
Wolfgang Stumph Wolfgang Stumph ... Erwin Strunz / Uwe Achimsen
Katharina Thalbach ... Erika Strunz
Katja Riemann ... Heide Achimsen
Deborah Kaufmann ... Gundula Sieveking
Ingeborg Westphal Ingeborg Westphal ... Uschi Paschke
Manfred Möck Manfred Möck ... Reinhard Paschke
Ulrike Krumbiegel Ulrike Krumbiegel ... Assistentin
Devid Striesow ... Referent Delbrück
Bernhard Schütz ... Minister Neuenfels
Stephanie Stumph ... Heike Achimsen
Adriana Altaras Adriana Altaras ... Frau Öczian
Rainer Laupichler Rainer Laupichler ... Herr Schübel
Pola Claricini Pola Claricini ... Carla (as Pola Clarincini)
Hilmar Eichhorn Hilmar Eichhorn ... Sachbearbeiter Arbeitsamt
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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

April 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Életem főműve See more »

Filming Locations:

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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Followed by Wieder im Amt: Der Job seines Lebens 2 (2004) See more »

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Gentle, humorous, Sunday evening entertainment
10 April 2012 | by conan_the_cribberSee all my reviews

This nice German film is based on a simple idea. The unemployed factory worker Edwin Strunz goes on holiday and after a haircut is mistaken for the local governor (Ministerpräsident) Uwe Achimsen. The governor was taking a holiday, which leaves Strunz in charge. Rather than taking advantage of this mix up for his own benefit, Strunz stays true to his roots and uses his new found position to help others. His simple charm enchants both allies and enemies and enables Strunz to get things done as governor that his less charming double couldn't. The humour comes mainly from the way that the character Strunz manages to avoid answering questions directly and the interactions with Achimsen's nearest and dearest. Wolfgang Stumph does an excellent job, playing both roles convincingly. The supporting cast is well chosen, Katja Riemann adding the necessary dramatic edge to the whole film. Overall, well worth watching on a snowy Sunday evening.


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