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Maybe, Maybe Not (bewegte Mann, Der)

Maybe, Maybe Not
Scene from "Maybe, Maybe Not"

The last infidelity may be just one too many: Axel is banished by his girlfriend Doro from the flat they share. His un successful search for temporary digs leads him straight to the door of the two gays Walter and Norbert. They are both as keen as mustard on him and come on strong to this hunky straight. In a moment of reconciliation, Axel finds out about Doro's pregnancy, but Norbert happens - of all things - to be standing stark naked in the bedroom wardrobe. Doro's suspicion is aroused and finds no end: Axel is having an affair with a man!


Sönke Wortmann ranks among the most respected and most successful directors in Germany. After his graduation movie DREI D (1988) was nominated for a Student Oscar®, his debut feature film MAYBE… MAYBE NOT/THE TURBULENT MAN (1994) became one of the most successful German films in the 1990. The touching post-war drama THE MIRACLE OF BERN (2003) took Audience Awards in Locarno, San Francisco and Ashland and was released in cinemas around the world. The documentary DEUTSCHLAND. EIN SOMMERMÄRCHEN on the Soccer World Cup 2006 is the most successful documentary in German cinemas to date. His other highly-acclaimed films include ALONE AMONG WOMEN (1991), LITTLE SHARKS (1992), MR. BLUESMAN (1993), THE SUPERWIFE (1996), CAMPUS (1998), ST. PAULI NIGHT (1999), THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN (2000), POPE JOAN (2009), THE WEDDING TAPE (2012), WRECKED (2014), MS. MUELLER MUST GO (2014), and HOW ABOUT ADOLF? (2018).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1994
Director Sönke Wortmann
Screenplay Sönke Wortmann
Cinematography Gernot Roll
Ueli Christen
Torsten Breuer
Cast Joachim Król, Til Schweiger, Katja Riemann, Rufus Beck
Producer Bernd Eichinger
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby Stereo
Awards German Film Awards 1995 for Best Film & Best Direction, Bavarian Film Award 1995
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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