Film Info: Alles auf Zucker!

Go for Zucker! An Unorthodox Comedy (Alles auf Zucker!)

Go for Zucker!  An Unorthodox Comedy
Scene from "GO FOR ZUCKER! An Unorthodox Comedy" (photo © X Verleih)

The conniving wheeler-dealer Jaeckie Zucker is up to his neck in trouble – his wife wants a divorce, the court bailiff is threatening him with jail. The only hope left for the former GDR sports reporter is his mother's inheritance. In her will, however, she's stipulated that Jaeckie must reconcile his differences with his brother Samuel, an orthodox Jew. As Samuel and his entire clan move into Jaeckie's chaotic household, the clash of civilizations is inevitable. But the two stubborn brothers have no choice – they have to get along...


Dani Levy was born in 1957 in Basel/Switzerland. From 1977-1979, he was in the ensemble of the Basel Theater and was a member of Berlin's Rote Gruetze Theater from 1980-1983. His films include: Du mich auch (1986), RobbyKallePaul (1988), I Was On Mars (1991), Ohne Mich (1993, episode of omnibus film Neues Deutschland), Silent Night (Stille Nacht, 1996), The Giraffe (Meschugge, 1998), I'm the Father (Väter, 2002), Go for Zucker - An Unorthodox Comedy (Alles auf Zucker!, 2005), My Führer - The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler (Mein Führer, 2007), the segment Joshua in Germany 09, and Life Is Too Long (Das Leben ist zu lang, 2010).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Dani Levy
Screenplay Dani Levy, Holger Franke
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Elena Bromund
Niki Reiser
Christian M. Goldbeck
Cast Henry Hübchen, Hannelore Elsner, Udo Samel, Golda Tencer, Steffen Groth, Anja Franke, Sebastian Blomberg
Producer Manuela Stehr
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool for WDR, BR, ARTE
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals "Jewish Eye" Tel Aviv 2004, Berlin 2005 (German Cinema), Moscow 2005, Kiev 2005, Hamptons 2005, Tallinn Black Nights 2005, Festival do Rio 2006
Awards German Film Awards 2005 for Best Film, Best Costume Design, Best Score, Best Leading Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Ernst Lubitsch Award 2005 (Best German Comedy), German Film Critics Award 2005 (Best Screenplay)
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor X Verleih/Berlin

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