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Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps (2007)

Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken (original title)
The life of a young couple.

Director:

Leander Haußmann

Writers:

Rochus Hahn (screenplay), Alexander Stever (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benno Fürmann ... Jan Rietmüller
Jessica Schwarz ... Katrin Geißler
Matthias Matschke ... Rüdiger
Annika Kuhl Annika Kuhl ... Melanie
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Jonathan Armbruster
Nadja Becker Nadja Becker ... Angie Luschmund
Sasha ... Sven (as Sasha Schmitz)
Tom Schilling ... Krischl
Lars Rudolph Lars Rudolph ... Udo
Florentine Lahme Florentine Lahme ... Tanja Schneider
Katja Flint Katja Flint ... Frau Kitzelbach
Thomas Kretschmann ... Paul
Peter Lohmeyer ... Co-Pilot Hans-Jürgen Buck
Steffi Kühnert ... Schwangere Sekretärin
Uwe Dag Berlin Uwe Dag Berlin
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Storyline

Loosley based on the bestselling book of Allan Pease and Barbara Pease, this comedy focuses on typical gender stereotypes, causing difficulties in relationships between men and women. When Jan wants to sleep with Melanie, student Katrin scratches his car's paint. Instead of arguing, he falls in love with her and they finally marry. Meanwhile, his boring roommate Rüdiger is romantically linked to Melanie. However, both couples soon have to fight problems in their relationships... Written by fippi2000

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Pourquoi les hommes n'écoutent jamais rien et les femmes ne savent pas lire les cartes routières See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,129,240
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Der kleine Unterschied
Performed by [Gesungen von] Annett Louisan
Music by James Last (as J. Last), Hardy Kayser (as H. Kayser) / Lyrics by Frank Ramond (as F. Ramond)
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Well done hilarious movie
1 August 2011 | by albnetSee all my reviews

I saw this movie 3 years ago on a plane. It was irresistibly funny, full of irony and laughs. Most important, it was fast, dynamic, it never bored me.

I think there are many factors contributing to the impression of a film: the place you saw it, your expectation, the price it was paid, etc. That's why is impossible to have all good reviews. However this movie is underrated, people have mistreated it because it's German, it didn't receive enough attention (like most European movies) and there is no marketing for the digital version (DVD, download, etc). However, this movie won-t get you bored for an instant, thus it's a gooood movie. Technically speaking, the authors have done a good job, photography was OK, and editing good. Of course, it's not a mega production, but I would like to have 10 movies like this rather than a Hollywood mega production tuned to sell politically correct stuff. Beside all, the script of this move (based on a book), is original, while most other overwhelming titles have repetitive ideas: the dumb discovering his moral, the single discovering love, the marriage as a monogamous promise.

Watch this movie, it's worth 7-8 stars.


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