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In Search of an Impotent Man (Suche impotenten Mann fuers Leben)

In Search of an Impotent Man
Tim Williams, Katrin Weisser (photo © ZIEGLER FILM)

Carmen, a successful girl in her late twenties, has had enough. Her boyfriend is cheating on her, and at work her clients seem to believe that sex should be offered as one of the company services.

She and her best friend Laura, who has just discovered that she is pregnant, decide that where there is sex, there are lies; the two seem imseparable. After many tears and even more bottles of wine, Carmen comes up with what she believes is the perfect solution to her problems with men. She puts an ad on the Internet asking to meet a sensitive, intelligent man with a good sense of humor ... but he must be impotent.

What follows is a hilarious touching story of love and misunderstanding, laughter and tears, Viagra and three pairs of underpants, and an enjoyable roller coaster of a relationship in this joyous romantic comedy for our times.


John Henderson is active as both a writer and director for television and the cinema. A selection of his films includes:The Borrowers (TV, 1992), The Last Englishman (TV, 1994), Loch Ness (1995), Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis (1996/1997), Hospital (TV, 1997), Jack and the Beanstalk (TV, 1998), Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV, 1998), Leprechauns (1999), Sigurd (2000), Los dos bros (TV, 2000), Ogo Pogo (2000/2001), In Search of an Impotent Mann (Suche impotenten Mann fuers Leben, 2000/2001), and many more.
Genre Adventure, Animation, Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director John Henderson
Screenplay Sharon von Wietersheim, John Henderson
Cinematography Jo Heim
Mathias Meyer
Richard Harvey, Daryl Griffith, Paul Reeves
Matthias Kammermeier
Cast Katrin Weisser, Tim Williams, Sandra Leonhard, Gabriel Walsh
Producers Regina Ziegler, Wolfgang Hantke
Production Company Ziegler Film, in co-production with Degeto Film
Length 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
With backing from German Federal Film Board
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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