Alter und Schönheit
- theatrical release 2009-01-08
- director Michael Klier
- script Michael Klier
- producer Stefan Arndt
- cast Henry Hübchen, Burghart Klaußner, Armin Rohde, Sibylle Canonica, Peter Lohmeyer
They haven't seen each other in what seems like forever: the seriously-ill Manni (Peter Lohmeyer) with his Ferrari and his three best friends. Sometimes you just lose touch ...
Upon their reunion however, they reminisce about the past and thereby make astonishing revelations about the present:
Bernhard (Armin Rohde) realizes that he no longer loves his wife, but actually she doesn't love him either.
Harry (Henry Hübchen) has to come to terms with the fact that his wife and his mistress both dump him, at the same time.
Justus (Burghart Klaußner) understands that work isn't everything and that the greatest pleasure in life can be found by spending time with your friends.
And Manni? Well, Manni's gonna die. But before he does, his three friends have to find Rosi (Sibylle Canonica), the "queen" of their old days, the woman with whom he was happiest but whose heart he broke.
They race around with Manni's Ferrari and prove that men today don't really grow up until they reach their 50s...
- editorial WDR: Anke Krause, ARTE: Andreas Schreitmüller
- dop Sophie Maintigneux
- production design Birgit Kniep-Gentis
- costume design Birgit Kilian