Ödipussi (1988)

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Ödipussi (1988) Poster

Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the... See full summary »


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26 November 2000 | lueck
One of the best things that ever happened to German cinema!
One of the few real must-sees in German film. A sublimely funny and exceedingly well observed presentation of human behaviour in general and "typical German" flaws in particular. Loriot (von Buelow) mercilessly exposes the ridiculous pretence of chronically insecure people desperately trying to appear cool and urbane. Every time I watch this film I get some new tiny detail that sends me into hysterical laughing fits. Watch out for the kick-the-can failures, the sweater struggle and candle cat or the poem designed to impress in Milan: "… so klein und gruen, wie Sie und ich" – true art! (Plus homophile bonus: a hilarious Styrofoam version of Julie Andrews' great "Jazz Hot" appearance in "Victor/Victoria".) If you want to see how life is like in the average inhibition hell and would like to have some serious fun , try to get hold of a copy and don't miss it!

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