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Robert Zimmermann Is Tangled Up In Love (Robert Zimmermann wundert sich ueber die Liebe)

Robert Zimmermann Is Tangled Up In Love
Scene from "Robert Zimmermann Is Tangled Up In Love" (photo © Gordon Photographie)

When a big gob of curried ketchup lands on his trendy suit, Robert Zimmermann, 26, suddenly feels definitely, seriously, uncool. And since the hip videogame designer has an important presentation coming up, the jacket has to be cleaned on the spot. Which leads to Monika, who works at the local cleaner’s. A statuesque beauty who immediately enthralls Robert, turning him into an insecure puddle of sputtering emotions. But with his starter kit of seducer’s tricks, he ventures forth to win over the lady who has a son about his own age but currently no man in her life. Monika is flattered, embarrassed, giddy. And Robert? While trying to understand his feelings, he discovers what crazy entanglements love can lead to: his dad, who gets a motorcycle and a second spring; and his lesbian sister, who didn’t tell her lover that she’s pregnant...

But strange things are also happening to Robert and Monika as they attempt to bridge the generation gap. And after some relationship-defining calamities, they decide that if it looks like love and feels like love, then maybe it is love...

Leander Haussmann presents a romantic love story that zigzags across the borders of age and milieu and charms with its unconventional humor and irony.


Leander Haußmann was born in Quedlinburg in 1959. After attending the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin, he acted in the theater for several years before becoming a director. He was the artistic director of Bochum's Schauspielhaus from 1995-2000, during which time he appeared in Detlev Buck's film JAILBIRDS. His big breakthrough as a film director came with SUN ALLEY (SONNENALLEE, 2000), followed by BERLIN BLUES (HERRLEHMANN, 2003), NVA (2005), INTRIGUE AND LOVE (KABALE UND LIEBE, TV, 2005), WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS (WARUM MÄNNER NICHT ZUHÖREN UND FRAUEN SCHLECHT EINPARKEN, 2007), ROBERT ZIMMERMANN IS TANGLED UP IN LOVE (ROBERT ZIMMERMANN WUNDERT SICH ÜBER DIE LIEBE, 2008), HOTEL LUX (2011), SHARK ALARM AT MÜGGELSEE (HAI-ALARM AM MÜGGELSEE, 2013), and TEENOSAURUS REX (DAS PUBERTIER, 2017).
Genre Comedy, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Leander Haußmann
Screenplay Gernot Gricksch
Cinematography Jana Marsik
Mona Bräuer
Element of Crime
Udo Kramer
Cast Bettina Stucky, Marlen Diekhoff, Adam Oest, Annika Kuhl, Christian Sengewald, Maruschka Detmers, Tom Schilling
Producers Sonja Schmitt, Detlev Buck, Claus Boje
Production Company Boje Buck Produktion/Berlin, in cooperation with NDR/Hamburg
Length 102 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Palms Springs 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, BKM
German Distributor Delphi Filmverleih/Berlin

World Sales
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http://www.bavaria-media.com

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