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Warum Maenner nicht zuhoeren und Frauen schlecht einparken

Warum Maenner nicht zuhoeren und Frauen schlecht einparken
Scene from "Warum Maenner nicht zuhoeren und Frauen schlecht einparken" (photo © Constantin Film Produktion/Munich)

A woman speaks roughly 20,000 words a day. A man might respond with an emphatic grunt while focusing on the sports broadcast. Since the dawn of mankind, evolution has conspired to uphold the insurmountable differences amongst the genders. What happened?

Let's take a look at two examples: Jan is a successful lawyer, athletic, a sports fan and a womanizer. Katrin is a drop-dead gorgeous career woman and a hopeless romantic. They could be the perfect couple were it not for a few obstacles. Jan cannot resist even the most primitive sexual stimuli – like his secretary Angie's plunging neckline. Katrin, who is so clearly capable of higher intellect, has no resistance to alpha male Jonathan's shameless sexual advances. It is clear that both genders display vastly different emotions when faced with the same situation. But a modern environment and common sense has not brought change to our most primal behavioral patterns. Which beckons the question: Have we learned nothing?

Leander Haußmann was born in Quedlinburg in 1959. After attending the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin, he acted in the theater for several years before becoming a director. He was the artistic director of Bochum's Schauspielhaus from 1995-2000, during which time he appeared in Detlev Buck's film JAILBIRDS. His big breakthrough as a film director came with SUN ALLEY (SONNENALLEE, 2000), followed by BERLIN BLUES (HERRLEHMANN, 2003), NVA (2005), INTRIGUE AND LOVE (KABALE UND LIEBE, TV, 2005), WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS (WARUM MÄNNER NICHT ZUHÖREN UND FRAUEN SCHLECHT EINPARKEN, 2007), ROBERT ZIMMERMANN IS TANGLED UP IN LOVE (ROBERT ZIMMERMANN WUNDERT SICH ÜBER DIE LIEBE, 2008), HOTEL LUX (2011), SHARK ALARM AT MÜGGELSEE (HAI-ALARM AM MÜGGELSEE, 2013), and TEENOSAURUS REX (DAS PUBERTIER, 2017).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Leander Haußmann
Screenplay Alexander Stever, Rochus Hahn
Cinematography Tilman Buettner
Peter R. Adam
James Last
Steffi Bruhn, Christian Bussmann
Cast Benno Fürmann, Jessica Schwarz, Matthias Matschke, Annika Kuhl, Uwe Ochsenknecht
Producers Herman Weigel, Oliver Berben
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Length 103 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF)
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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