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Soloalbum (2003)

Ben is a young editor for a famous german music magazine in the mid 1990s. His life is falling apart after his girlfriend breaks up with him. From now on he decides to go solo...

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Gregor Schnitzler
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Cast

Cast overview:
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Ben
Nora Tschirner ... Katharina
Oliver Wnuk ... Alf (as Oliver K. Wnuk)
Christian Näthe Christian Näthe ... Christian
Lisa Maria Potthoff ... Nadja
Leander Haußmann ... Chefredakteur
Matthias Matschke ... Klaus
Sandy Mölling ... Anastacia
Thomas D Thomas D ... Thomas D
Julia Dietze ... Franziska
Wanda Perdelwitz ... Madonna
Thorsten Feller ... Frederick Unger
Frank Kusche ... Feuerwehrmann #3
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Ben is a young editor for a famous german music magazine in the mid 1990s. His life is falling apart after his girlfriend breaks up with him. From now on he decides to go solo...

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 March 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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$2,421,304
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2.35 : 1
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Funny, light comedy that borrows from "High Fidelity"
25 October 2003 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of German movies at all, so I didn't expect too much from this flick, when my girlfriend talked me into renting it. However, "Soloalbum" turned out to be an entertaining little comedy/romance with a well chosen cast and witty dialogue. One couldn't overlook that the model for this movie was another, much better movie/book named "High Fidelity". Ben, the main character, has two friends, just like Rob in Hornby's book, his flat bares some similarities to John Cusack's in "Hi-Fi" and like Rob Ben thinks about calling five of his ex-girlfriends at some point of the story. One dialogue was almost a complete rip-off of the scene in "High Fidelity", where John Cusack asks Jack Black, what he would say, if he told him, he hadn't seen "Evil Dead 2", "yet". Another thing that I didn't like about the movie was the lack of good songs. A story about a music journalist with love troubles should have a good soundtrack. Apart from Elvis Costello's "Almost Blue" the movie only contained throw-away pop songs, which is a shame. Thankfully, "Soloalbum" is still charming enough to make for a pleasant viewing. "High Fidelity" is still king, though.


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