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Scene from RUBBELDIEKATZ (photo © Film1/Anne Wilk)

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2011

RUBBELDIEKATZ, which translates as “Hey Presto!” or “Bada Bing Bada Boom!”, or whatever term you prefer for when something is suddenly revealed, is another candidate in the immensely popular gender-bender genre, following in the footsteps of such films as SOME LIKE IT HOT and TOOTSIE. Here, unemployed actor Alexander (Matthias Schweighöfer) who says a job is a job, changes into Alexandra, knocks the competition for six and actually lands a female role in a big Hollywood film! But can he keep up the act in a padded bra and high heels long-term? Better than he would like!

Alex's colleague starts to get wandering hands syndrome, and the director also finds him irresistible. His ex-girlfriend flips out and his two rambunctious brothers and their lunatic pal just make the film set an even more dangerous place.

Alex would like nothing more than to hang up his wig, but it's much too late for that since he's fallen madly in love with his acting partner, superstar Sarah Voss (Alexandra Maria Lara). Is Alex woman enough to be his own man?

Featuring a top notch cast, RUBBELDIEKATZ is a charming romantic comedy with a good pinch of typical Detlev Buck humor. The film has already been acquired for local distribution by Universal Pictures International and is scheduled for a winter 2011/2012 release.

Genre Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Director Detlev Buck
Screenplay Anika Decker, Detlev Buck
Cinematography Marc Achenbach
Cast Matthias Schweighöfer, Alexandra Maria Lara, Detlev Buck, Maximilian Brückner, Denis Moschitto, Max von Thun
Production Companies Film 1/Berlin, Universal Pictures Germany/Hamburg, Boje Buck Produktion/Berlin
Shooting Dates January-February 2011
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds

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