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Emilia and Felix, Annette and Boris, and Charlotte and Dylan have been close friends for years.

But the good old days are long gone. Emilia and Felix have recently broken up and are still going through the pangs of separation. Felix is financially strapped, whereas Dylan's overnight success on the stock market has made him and his beautiful wife, Charlotte, fabulously rich, though definitely not any happier. Annette and Boris seem happy enough at first glance - but are they really?

And what is happiness anyway? What is love? How do men and women cope with each others' dreams and dashed hopes? How do they communicate their deepest desires? Just what is it all about?

One night, a high stakes, spur-of-the-moment wager - whether two of the couples, blindfolded, can pick out their respective naked partners using only their hands - teaches them all more than they ever wanted to know about pheromones, the sense of touch, and what's aching to get out of those jeans.

Being naked is more than just taking your clothes off.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Doris Dörrie
Screenplay Doris Dörrie
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Inez Regnier
Liquid Loop
Bernd Lepel
Cast Alexandra Maria Lara, Mehmet Kurtulus, Nina Hoss, Jürgen Vogel, Heike Makatsch, Benno Fürmann
Producer Norbert Preuss
Production Companies Constantin Film Produktion, Fanes Film/Munich, in co-production with Megaherz Film & Fernsehen/Munich
Runtime 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, French, Italian, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Venice 2002 (In Competition), Warsaw 2002 (German Panorama), Ghent 2003
Awards German Film Award 2003 (Silver)
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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