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Mr. Boogie

Mr. Boogie

Ms. State Attorney Schumacher has a problem, a big problem. Her lover has a knife in his back, and as if that were not enough, he's lying on her kitchen table. She's got to get rid of the body, quickly and discreetly, so she hires a professional. But not just any professional, she hires Mr. Boogie - a private detective of the rare sort: a specialist for particularly difficult cases and a passionate dancer. But this case is more than meets the eye. Removing a body is one thing, disposing of it is another. Then there are the other small details that make Mr. Boogie's life a living hell: Ms. Schumacher is expecting high-ranking guests in her home and has a very curious housekeeper and cook, who have everything but cooking and cleaning on their minds. But then lover number two shows up and the chaos is perfect. Mr. Boogie has to deal with a crying two-meter Swede, a Shakespeare-quoting Frenchman who can't keep his hands off the housekeeper, let alone cook a decent soup, and all of Ms. Schumacher's other demanding guests. And as though all that weren't enough, even the dead body has a few surprises for Mr. Boogie.


Vesna Jovanoska studied Theater, Film, Television, Slavic Languages, Sinology, and Japanese from 1979-1984 in Cologne, Marburg and Moscow. Since 1984, she has been working as a freelance screenwriter. In 1988, she began simultaneous translating for television and produced and edited numerous film and television productions in Cologne. In 1991, she became director and producer for the German pay-TV broadcaster Premiere. She founded the production company ena Film in 1994. Active in both directing and producing, her films include: the documentary Menschen zweiter Klasse (1986), Warum (short, 1987), and Mr. Boogie (2000).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Vesna Jovanoska
Screenplay Farhad Shahed
Cinematography Peter Przybylski
Niko Remus
Frank Sturmvoll
Frank Sander
Cast Ivan Desny, Sunnyi Melles, Zlatko Trpkovski, Rolf Kanies, Karin Seyfried
Producer Frank Dragun
Production Company ena Film/Pulheim
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
With backing from German Federal Film Board
German Distributor Highlight Communications AG, Pfaeffikon

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