Deutschland 2008/2009, Spielfilm


Men in the City

Five men in search of love and happiness in a time when men aren′t really sure anymore what it means to be a man, and what women expect of them. From their "home base" at a Berlin gym, the men swarm out into the big city to talk up, seduce, betray, leave and, maybe, reunite with the women who enter their orbit. Jerome is the alpha male, oozing self-assurance, his steeled abs literally reaching out for success. The very opposite of Jerome is Gunther, who collects tips from his gym acquaintance on how to seduce women. Another denizen of the gym club, Roland keeps to himself and screams out his repressed emotions while working out. The two pals Philip and Niklas are a study in contrasts. Philip, the eternal student, has been fired from his trainee job and wants to open a health-food restaurant. Niklas is an advertising and PR ace. What they both share are women problems.

Are men the strong sex?

These five – sensitive, vulnerable, often intolerable – ask themselves this question as they stumble from one misadventure to another, from one woman to another, until they learn a very valuable lesson: that you have to fight for the woman you love. Even if you have to take on a crocodile single-handedly!

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All Credits

Director:Simon Verhoeven
Assistant director:André Zeinert, Katrin Arendt
Script supervisor:Julia Sagheb
Screenplay:Simon Verhoeven
Director of photography:Jo Heim
Assistant camera:Robert Günther, Daniel Kraus (Unterwasser Kamera)
Clapper loader:Katharina Zarnowski
Steadycam operator:Thomas Korda
Optical effects:Denis Behnke
Still photography:Conny Klein
Titles / Opticals:Fritz Böhm
Lighting design:Peter Fritscher
Gaffer:Sunyam Riegger
Key grip:Carsten Scharrmann
Production design:Thomas Stammer
Set design:Vera Carstens
Set design:Indira Thümmler
Property master:Wolfram Krabiell
Stand-by props:Lily Kiera
Make-up artist:Katja Ohneck, Mareike Maya Mietke, Dagmar Lucke
Costume design:Silke Faber, Chandra Liebetanz
Costumes:Melanie Dittberner
Editing:Stefan Essl
Assistant editor:Ariel Sages
Sound design:Nico Krebs
Sound:Matthias Richter
Sound assistant:Oliver Schnug, Stephan Engl
Audio mixing:Hubertus Rath
Stunts:Dani Stein
Casting:Anja Dihrberg
Conductor:Andreas Kirnberger
Christian UlmenGünther
Inez Björg DavidMaria Hellström
Guido FöhrweißerHeiko
Til SchweigerJerome
Wotan Wilke MöhringRoland
Nadja Uhl Susanne
Jana PallaskeNina
Maxim MehmetPhilipp
Liane ForestieriLaura Sandner
Florian David FitzNiklas
Justus von DohnányiBruce
Martina YskerSekretärin
Simon VerhoevenPierre
Antoine Monot Jr.Ricky Kaiser
Alexander YassinHochzeitsgast
Emma Tiger SchweigerEmily
Palina RojinskiSabrina Silver
Production company:Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion (München)
Producer:Max Wiedemann, Quirin Berg
Unit production manager:Peter Dittberner
Location manager:Carola Freitag, Susan Karolewski (Set), Ilja Leptihn
Production coordinator:Sue Hetzinger
Shoot:01.08.2008-30.09.2008: Berlin
Original distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures Germany GmbH (Hamburg)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2929 m, 107 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.09.2009, 119760, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 08.10.2009


Originaltitel (DE) Männerherzen



Length:2929 m, 107 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.09.2009, 119760, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 08.10.2009


Deutscher Filmpreis 2010
Lola, Bester Nebendarsteller
Bayrischer Filmpreis 2010
Bestes Drehbuch
Jupiter Award 2010
Jupiter, Bester Film
FBW 2009
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll