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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.

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(screenplay), (comics "Der bewegte Mann" and "Pretty Baby")
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Norbert Brommer
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Doro Feldheim
Rufus Beck ...
Waltraud
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Metzger
Nico van der Knaap ...
Fränzchen
Antonia Lang ...
Elke Schmitt
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Jutta
Judith Reinartz ...
Claudia
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Aufreißer
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Günter
Christof Wackernagel ...
Rüdiger
Martin Armknecht ...
Lutz
Heinrich Schafmeister ...
Klaus Dieter
Helmut Buchel ...
Dirk (as Helmut Büchel)
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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>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language, including some explicit sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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12 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$172,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$366,506 (USA) (11 August 1996)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the books "Der Bewegte Mann" and "Pretty Baby", written by cartoonist Ralf König, who appears as a drag-queen. See more »

Quotes

Doro Feldheim: [after hanged up the phone hearing a male voice] That was a man!
Jutta: So, in addition she's married.
Doro Feldheim: [hysterical] That was a homosexual guy!
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Connections

Featured in Katja Riemann (2006) See more »

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Kein Schwein ruft mich an
Music and Lyrics by Max Raabe
Performed by Palast Orchester featuring Max Raabe
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German comedy is not an oxymoron!
4 April 1999 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

Based on the work of Ralf König -- the king (no pun intended) of the Teutonic queer comic strip -- Wortmann has made a film about the vicissitudes of coming out. Hand in hand, these two men from the country of "poets and thinkers" dare utter the words: "we are German, we are funny, and we are not ashamed!" In case you missed Wortmann's "Kleine Haie" (1992) -- a road film about three young men coming to grips with their thespianism -- here's proof that comedy is not merely a genre inflicted unilaterally by Hollywood on the rest of the world. Although this film does make concessions in order to be more palatable to its hetero viewership, it is clearly head-and-shoulders above recent Hollywood forays into the queer-exploitation venue such as the abysmal "In&Out" featuring Kevin Kline. After Fassbinder and Wenders it now looks like Germany has a commercially viable director with something worthwhile to say!


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