5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, California 90036

Go for Zucker

In person: Hannelore Elsner

January 28th 2008, 7:00pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
German with English subtitles
Admission: $5.- / free for FOG
Tel. +1 323 5253388

Directed by Dani Levy, starring Henry Huebchen, Hannelore Elsner and Udo Samel. Germany, 2004, 90 min.
"Go for Zucker" dominated the 2004 German Film Prizes, earning best picture, best actor (for Henry Huebchen), best direction and best screenplay honors among its six wins.
Produced by X-Filme, the company responsible for such blockbusters as "Good Bye, Lenin!" and "Run, Lola, Run," the film mixes slapstick humor with a jaundiced eye for sharply drawn social satire, not to mention a disarming dose of political incorrectness.

The film stars Henry Hübchen and Udo Samel as the two estranged brothers -- one a hard-living former East German celebrity sportscaster now very much down-on-his luck, and the other (Samel), his quasi-Orthodox brother from the West.
The two are awkwardly reunited when they learn that in order to share their mother's inheritance they will need to reconcile before burying her according to Jewish custom in her native East Germany.

This screening is part of:

A tribute to Hannelore Elsner
German Actress Extraordinaire


January 28th - February 24th 2008
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel. +1 323 5253388

Hannelore Elsner was born in Burghausen/Bavaria.
With a filmography of more than 150 theatrical and TV feature films and countless roles in serials, this ubiquitous talent can truly be considered a German icon.
Hannelore Elsner played her first film roles as a teenager and went on to study acting in Munich.
In the sixties she worked mainly in theater and TV. Edgar Reitz (Heimat) was responsible for her return to the cinema in 1973 by casting her in “Die Reise nach Wien". After two decades on television, she was –once again- rediscovered for the big screen starring in Oskar Roehler’s "Die Unberührbare", which won her the German Film Award.
Her new film VIVERE will be released in the U.S. this spring.

We are delighted to welcome Hannelore Elsner in Los Angeles and at the Goethe-Institut.
The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles pays hommage to her talent and the release of "Vivere" with some of her recent films.

Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en2913601.htm

Added by Goethe-Institut on January 9, 2008

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