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Rossini (Rossini oder die moerderische Frage wer mit wem schlief)

Scene from "Rossini" (photo courtesy of Bavaria Film International)

Each evening, the Italian restaurant Rossini is frequented by a number of illustrious regulars who, despite their many differences, have one thing in common: they are "singles" who've made the restaurant their home from home. Without any kind of inhibitions they use the restaurant as a living room and office, for private and business dramas, as a forum for their self-portrayal and the stage for their erotic comedies and tragedies. They include the very busy cosmetic surgeon, an apparently man-mad woman journalist, a loud, jovial kind of film producer who has three bankers wanting to stop his credit line, an uncompromising poet who lives in a brothel, a beautiful woman called Valerie, a nervous man suffering from allergies who has his fourth divorce upon him, a misanthropist who only eats in the private room, the restaurant owner, the personnel ... All of them are connected with each other in a wondrous manner: hopeless love, hatred, jealousy and male friendships surviving business transactions ...
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Helmut Dietl
Screenplay Helmut Dietl, Patrick Sueskind
Cinematography Gernot Roll
Inez Regnier
Cast Goetz George, Mario Adorf, Heiner Lauterbach, Meret Becker, Gudrun Landgrebe, Veronica Ferres, Hannelore Hoger, Jan Josef Liefers, Armin Rohde
Producer Helmut Dietl
Production Company Diana Film/Munich, in co-production with Bavaria Film, Fanes Film/Munich, B.A. Produktion/Munich
Runtime 110 min
Format 35 mm, color
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Awards German Film Awards 1997 for Best Film & Best Director
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BMI
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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