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Babes' Petrol (Drei Maedels von der Tankstelle, Die)

Babes' Petrol

Wigald has gone through the difficult childhood of a boy who grew up as the son of a millionaire, all alone in a 30-room villa. It is no surprise then, given this inhospitable environment and the absence of a true motherÍs love, that he has turned into a little misogynist. A good thing that there is Volker, his friend and therapist. He loves women. For the time being, though, Volker is without a roof over his head. So, he becomes a gardener and moves in with Wigald. Right a0way, he can put to good use the roses that he accidentally mangles when mowing the lawn: WigaldÍs mother, who always took the saying literally that money comforts, has choked on a ten Mark note. Genuine grief only hits Wigald when aunt Margot reveals the contents of the will on behalf of the deceased mother: he will inherit only on the condition that he at last proves his business acumen and resurrects a completely dilapidated petrol station ...

Peter F. Bringmann was born in 1946 and studied at the Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) from 1968-1971 and made his directorial debut in 1974 with No Reason For Unrest (Kein Grund zur Unruhe). He directed the TV series A House For Us (Ein Haus fuer uns), the TV film Invitation To The Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanz) and the box-office hit Theo Against the Rest of the World (Theo gegen den Rest der Welt, 1979). His other films include: The Day Elvis Came To Bremerhaven (Der Tag, an dem Elvis nach Bremerhaven kam, TV, 1978), Die Heartbreakers (1982), The Snowman (Der Schneemann, 1984), Gambit (TV, 1986), African Timber (1989), Morlock (TV, 1991), Heaven or Bust (Die Sturzflieger, 1994), Vater wider Willen (TV, 1995), Babes' Petrol (Die drei Maedels von der Tankstelle, 1996). From 1997 onwards, he directed several episodes of the German TV-series Tatort, Starkes Team and Schnapper.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Peter F. Bringmann
Screenplay Ernst Kahl
Cinematography Ekkehart Pollack
Klaus Handorf
Cast Axel Milberg, Franka Potente, Wigald Boning, Anya Hoffmann, Carol Campell
Producers Bernd Eichinger, Martin Moszkowicz, Uschi Reich
Production Company Constantin Film Verleih
Length 107 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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