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Go for Zucker

posted August 4, 2006


GO FOR ZUCKER, a rousing comedy from the producers of GOODBYE, LENIN! Mixing slapstick humor with a jaundiced eye for sharply drawn social satire, not to mention a disarming dose of political incorrectness, GO FOR ZUCKER stars Henry Hübchen and Udo Samel as the two estranged brothers; one a hard-living former East German celebrity sports caster now very much down-on-his luck, and the other, his quasi-Orthodox brother from the West. The two are awkwardly reunited when they learn that in order to share their mother's inheritance they will need to reconcile before burying her according to Jewish custom in her native East Germany. Said to be the first German-Jewish comedy made in Germany since World War 2, Dani Levy's controversial and highly entertaining contemporary farce was one of the most talked-about films in Europe this year and the winner of Germany's top film prize.

WINNER! of 6 ‘German Oscars’

WINNER! Ernst Lubitsch Award for Best German Comedy

Dani Levy was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1957. He is a film maker, theatrical director and actor. His film include RobbyKallePaul, I was on Mars, Meschugge, Du mich auch und Väter. His most recent film is Alles auf Zucker (Go for Zucker). He is one of the founders of the German company X Filme Creative Pool.









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