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Love Lies (Liebe Luegen)

Love Lies

Love Lies - a romantic comedy. Ben, youngest son of a family of sailors, - is doomed: He gets seasick just watching boats passing by. And he makes a bad pick for his future wife: Maria (together with her boyfriend Jack) schemes to squeeze as much money out of love-blind Ben as possible. When she begins to see that Ben not only has hidden qualities but loves her truly - unlike Jack - she plans to stop the plot. But it is too late - Ben has already discovered the truth... With the help of Ben's brothers and a harbour bar full of sailors, Maria makes good and, as expected, we get to a happy ending.

Martin Walz was born in Zurich/Switzerland in 1964, but spent his childhood in Berlin. After finishing school, he took acting lessons and appeared in Das Boot ist voll in 1980 and Rote Erde in 1982. At the same time, he wrote screenplays and made shorts. In 1986, he undertook courses in 16 mm filmmaking at New York University. He had his first directing experience for the cinema working as an assistant director for Thomas Brasch (Welcome to Germany), Dani Levy (RobbyKallePaul) and Wolf Vogel (Reise hinter den Spiegel). He made his award-winning debut as a feature film director with Sazka - Die Wette in 1991. In addition to working for television, he continued writing screenplays, including a draft for Soenke Wortmann's Der bewegte Mann.
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Martin Walz
Screenplay Martin Walz
Cinematography Alexander Honisch
Simone Klier
Emil Vicklicky
Cast Meret Becker, Bernd Michael Lade, Udo Samel, Ralph Herforth, Peter Lohmeyer
Producer Luciano Gloor
Production Company Metropolis Film, Berlin, in co-production with WDR
Length 89 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Munich 1997

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