first of all, hardcover is one of the better German comedy flicks. knocking on heaven's door raised the bar to judge on this genre. C(r)ook also is one of those movies definitely to take into consideration when watching German comedies. Hardcover, a mix between a buddy-movie and the motive of the odd couple or even culture clash has some short cut dialogues not lacking a gag but especially the character of lulas gregorowicz takes some momentum out of the progress. wotan wilke möhring is credible in the role of a German redneck with his phrase-like behaviour of speech and his fair-haired girlfriend. the playing with stereotypes works well without appearing hackneyed. one of the movie's highlight when gregorowicz and möhring have the task to threaten the operators of an adult website for their boss.
the movie is for sure no blockbuster by German standards, there still is no flick which can hold the candle even close to knocking on heaven's door. anyway, after some real subterranean TV productions this is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel for German comedy film making and raises hope for further productions.
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