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Killer Condom, The (Kondom des Grauens)

Killer Condom, The

New York City. A condom strikes. The town is in a tizzy. This condom has no sense of right or wrong. It doesn't care about good or bad, straight or gay, black or white - it has no mercy. It's taking a bite out of the Big Apple ... out of it's male citizens! Why? No one knows. But Inspector Luigi Mackeroni is on its trail. It turns into a matter of honour for him to crack the case when he himself becomes a victim of the killer condom and loses a ball. Suffice to say, there is a happy end!

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 Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Martin Walz
Screenplay Martin Walz, Ralf Koenig
Cinematography Alexander Honisch
Simone Klier
Emil Vicklicky
Cast Iris Berben, Peter Lohmeyer, Udo Samel
Producers Ralph S. Dietrich, Harald Reichebner
Production Company Ascot Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with Ecco Film/Berlin
Length 107 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board
German Distributor Ascot Filmverleih/Munich

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