In the near-future, a woman whose robotic husband fails to meet her standards returns and upgrades him for a better version with standards that she now fails to meet.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
12 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fallen Art (2004)
Comedy | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A volunteer soldier plummets to his death. A photograph is taken and sent by courier to a huge man, who adds it to his macabre collection.

Director: Tomasz Baginski
Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marcin Kudelka, Dariusz Toczek
High Maintenance (TV Series 2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A comedy that explores the private lives of unique New York individuals through a common thread: their weed deliveryman.

Stars: Ben Sinclair, Clem Cheung, Michael Cyril Creighton
Der Tunnel (2001)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Suso Richter
Stars: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Steve recently moved to Frankfurt for work. His wife is a stranger in the new city, bored and vulnerable. She meets her husband's boss who is going through some big events in his life as well. They start to have an affair.

Director: Christoph Hochhäusler
Stars: Nicolette Krebitz, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Mark Waschke
Wild I (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An anarchist young woman breaks the tacit contract with civilization and fearlessly decides on a life without hypocrisy or an obligatory safety net.

Director: Nicolette Krebitz
Stars: Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich, Nelson
Bandits (1997)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to... See full summary »

Director: Katja von Garnier
Stars: Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jane
...
Paul
Judith Rohde ...
Delivery woman
Anna Schenk-Rollmann ...
Marie
Lisa Zlotnick ...
Call Center Operator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

In the near-future, a woman whose robotic husband fails to meet her standards returns and upgrades him for a better version with standards that she now fails to meet.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 2006 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Smart and funny
30 June 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Fascinating, funny look at what makes up a modern relationship. Wonderfully directed by Phillip Van, and nicely written by Simon Biggs, 'High Maintenance' proves more successful at entertaining the viewer in an intelligent fashion than most feature films. We see Jane (Nicolette Krebitz) and Paul (Wanja Mues) celebrating an anniversary of the two being together. Paul however is distant, thinking more about his job than about Jane. Jane is dissatisfied with Paul, who won't even have a glass of wine as he has to work early the next morning. Jane has had enough, and feels that the time is ready to find a new man, one who loves her more than his career. Van and Biggs play with the idea of the 'perfect' relationship beautifully, showing how a lot of people concentrate on the perfect job, the perfect house, the perfect man/woman, but never on the small, personal details and human emotions that truly bring two people together. We feel we can change partners like we change shoes, or cars, or TVs. Both Krebitz and Mues are excellent, playing their roles with a terrific satirical edge. The cinematography (by Felix Novo de Oliveira) is also a stand-out. Can Mr Van please now make a feature film, hopefully teaming up again with Mr Biggs.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Here We Go: Welcome to "The IMDb Show"

Kevin Smith weighs in on Justice League and the future of DC and Marvel, and answers fan questions. Plus, we battle with fans over who played the greatest Batman of all time.

Here we go