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Director  Simon Verhoeven
Writer  Simon Verhoeven
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Language  German
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Screenplay  Simon Verhoeven
Country  Germany
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Release date  8 October 2009 (2009-10-08) (Austria)
Music director  Simon Verhoeven, Wolfgang Hammerschmid
Cast  Til Schweiger (Jerome Ades), Christian Ulmen (Günther Stobanski), Wotan Wilke Möhring (Roland Feldberg), Florian David Fitz (Niklas Michalke), Maxim Mehmet (Phillipp Henrion), Nadja Uhl (Susanne Feldberg)


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Men in the City (German: ''Männerherzen''; "Men's Hearts") is a 2009 German comedy film directed by Simon Verhoeven with Christian Ulmen, Nadja Uhl and Wotan Wilke Möhring. The film was followed by ''Männerherzen… und die ganz ganz großE Liebe in 2011.

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Plot

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Five men attend the same gym in Berlin. None of them seem to have anything in common, but all five have not enough confidence to meet or develop relationships with the opposite sex, and what it really means to be a man or what women expect of them. Günther Stobanski, portrayed by Christian Ulmen, fails with Internet dating, music producer Jerome Ades, portrayed by Til Schweiger, passes from a sentimental break-up story to another. Roland Feldberg, a train driver portrayed by Wotan Wilke Möhring, snubs his wife Susanne Feldberg portrayed by Nadja Uhl. The girlfriend of Philip Henrion, portrayed by Maxim Mehmet, becomes pregnant at a young age. Niklas Michalke, portrayed by Florian David Fitz, is terrified by his impending marriage, while Bruce Berger, a singer portrayed by Justus von Dohnányi, tries to pursue his singing career.

Cast

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  • Christian Ulmen as Günther Stobanski
  • Wotan Wilke Möhring as Roland Feldberg, a railroad engineer
  • Nadja Uhl as Susanne Feldberg, Roland's wife
  • Til Schweiger as Jerome Ades, a music producer
  • Maxim Mehmet as Philip Henrion
  • Florian David Fitz as Niklas Michalke
  • Jana Pallaske as Nina Hellmich
  • Justus von Dohnányi as Bruce Berger, a singer
  • Inez Bjørg David as Maria Hellström
  • Liane Forestieri as Laura Sandner
  • Fritz Karl as Martin
  • Fahri Ögün Yardim as Loco
  • Palina Rojinski as Sabrina Silver
  • Birge Schade as Pflegerin Beate
  • Carl Heinz Choynski as Vater Feldberg
  • Bastian Pastewka as Father
  • Dennis Gansel as Lars
  • Themes

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    The main theme of the film is the search for love and happiness, and the fear of being alone, but love is a battlefield and it's worth fighting for the woman you love.

    Production

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    Men in the city was financed by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh Film and German Federal Film Board Film Financier, and filmed in Berlin, Germany.

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    Writing and production credits

    Release

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    Men in the city was first released in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on 8 October 2009. The film was screened on 23 October 2010 at the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco, United States.

    Home media

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    The DVD release of the film was premiered on 2 December 2010 in Russia.

    Film distributors

  • Ster-Kinekor – theatrical distributor
  • Warner Bros. Pictures International – foreign theatrical distributor
  • Independent Distributors – foreign theatrical distributor
  • Beta Film – theatrical distribution sales
  • Music and soundtrack

    The film score and the soundtrack album for Men in the City was produced by Simon Verhoeven and was released on 9 October 2009 through Universal Music. Verhoeven wrote and recorded the album together with the lead singer of the band Marshmellow Club, Rufus Martin. Simon Verhoeven and Wolfgang Hammerschmid were responsible for the film score's composition and orchestration that involved about twenty musicians.

    The main theme song, "Wonderful", was written by British pop rock singer and songwriter Gary Go in January 2009 and released on 16 February 2009, as the first and debut single from his self-titled debut studio album. The single reached the Top 40 of the British, German and Austrian music charts. Its music video was filmed on a Berlin rooftop and includes scenes from the film. Go also contributed to the song "Berlin" with a reinterpretation of his song "Brooklyn", featured on his debut album. BRIT Award-winning English singer-songwriter and guitarist James Morrison wrote and composed the song "Watch and Wait".

    References

    Men in the City Wikipedia
    Men in the City IMDb Men in the City themoviedb.org