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MEN DO WHAT THEY CAN (MANN TUT WAS MANN KANN)

MEN DO WHAT THEY CAN
photo © NFP Warner Bros. 2012/Jürgen Olczyk

Confirmed bachelor Paul falls for Iris, who’s unfortunately as good as married. Although his friends have women problems of their own, and all end up moving into Paul’s apartment, they devise a daring plan to help Paul save Iris from marrying the wrong man.

Can women problems be solved with good friends and a bottle of red wine? This is what Paul Schuberth is attempting to find out in this romantic comedy full of quirky situations and dialogues that ring true. Starring Wotan Wilke Möhring, Jasmin Gerat and Jan Josef Liefers in the lead roles, the rom-com is based on the best-selling novel by Hans Rath. A hit in German theaters (box office 5.4 million euros), Marc Rothemund’s comedy for men and women unleashes one Rottweiler and four love-starved men upon humanity. In the end, they may not find their perfect match, but they come pretty close!


Marc Rothemund MARC ROTHEMUND was born in 1968. He began his career as an assistant director for, among others, Helmut Dietl and Bernd Eichinger and made his directorial debut with episodes for various TV series. His first feature film was LOVE SCENES FROM PLANET EARTH (1998). In 2005 he directed SOPHIE SCHOLL – THE FINAL DAYS (2005), which was nominated for an Academy Award and received numerous other awards, including the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale. His other films include: ANTS IN THE PANTS (1999), HOPE DIES LAST (2001), THE DUO (2003), PORNORAMA (2007), SINGLE BY CONTRACT (2010), MEN DO WHAT THEY CAN (2012), THE GIRL WITH NINE WIGS (2013), MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (2016), and THIS CRAZY HEART (2017).
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Marc Rothemund
Screenplay Hans Rath, Marc Rothemund
Cinematography Martin Langer
Cast Wotan Wilke Möhring, Jasmin Gerat, Jan Josef Liefers, Fahri Yardim, Oliver Korittke, Karoline Schuch, Friederike Kempter
Producers Alexander Thies, Stefan Thies
Production Company NFP/Halle (Saale), in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany
Length 107 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Shanghai 2013
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund

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