Director Simon Verhoeven
Writer Simon Verhoeven
Screenplay Simon Verhoeven
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
ReferencesMen in the City Wikipedia
Men in the City IMDb Men in the City themoviedb.org