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Der Vorname (2018)

Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and his wife Elisabeth (Caroline Peters) organize a dinner in their house in Bonn. Invited are family friend René (Justus von Dohnányi), Thomas (Florian ... See full summary »

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Sönke Wortmann
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Cast

Credited cast:
Iris Berben ... Dorothea Böttcher
Florian David Fitz ... Thomas
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Stephan
Serkan Kaya Serkan Kaya ... Pizzabote
Caroline Peters Caroline Peters ... Elisabeth
Janina Uhse ... Anna
Justus von Dohnányi Justus von Dohnányi ... René
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Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and his wife Elisabeth (Caroline Peters) organize a dinner in their house in Bonn. Invited are family friend René (Justus von Dohnányi), Thomas (Florian David Fitz) and his pregnant girlfriend Anna (Janina Uhse). But the parents of an unborn boy make sure that the evening planned as a cozy get-together suddenly gets out of hand: they announce that they want to call their child Adolf and thus cause a scandal.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 October 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

How About Adolf? See more »

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Germany

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$8,933,387
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Constantin Film See more »
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Trivia

Remake of the French movie 'Le Prénom' from 2012. Le Prénom is an adaptation from the French play from 2010 written by Matthieu Dela ported and Alexandre de La Patellière. See more »

Goofs

When Stephan is arguing with Jana about the name of the child over dinner a crew member is reflected in the windows behind Jana for a few seconds. See more »

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Remake of What's in a Name? (2012) See more »

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Via Con Me
Written and performed by Paolo Conte
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Put to rest the "Germans have no humor" cliche
24 April 2019 | by aalleekk1989See all my reviews

This film managed to find the fine balance between social critique, a theme that German society is almost obsessed with, and humor. It gives the audience the sense of a theatrical drama, as most of the movie is shot between the living room and dinner table, albeit with varying camera angles, which is a challenge by itself as the audience can easily get bored if the conversation is not engaging enough, which is not the case with this film. You can have a good time without being interested in the underlying political discussion, although you would probably enjoy it more if you are interested in the reflection of German intelligentsia on the modern day impact of Nazi Germany's legacy on its society. The script is well-thought out, genuinely funny, and demonstrates that German cinema has the artistic skill to produce a high quality comedy. I highly recommend it.


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