Alles auf Zucker!

Alles auf Zucker!

Alles auf Zucker!

  Jaeckie Zucker (Henry Hübchen), born as Jakob Zuckermann, is a German Jew, who, however, since the Berlin Wall does not want anything more with the “club” have to do his faith community. At that time, his mother fled with the first-born Samuel (Udo Samel) to Frankfurt, while Jaeckie remained in East Germany and then as a sports reporter of the stars of the GDR was television. But after the turn Jaeckie had no luck, he is a gambler before the Lord, has a lot of debt and even to his marriage to Marlene (Hannelore Elsner), it is not well. But that’s not enough, because the night is still pushing his Jewish relatives in his life, which is anyway a mess. His mother is in fact dead, and in her will she has ordered that the two brothers who want to reconcile through and through, atheistic and secular affairs affectionate Jaeckie and his Orthodox brother Samuel. Only then is inherited, not too short, so that Jaeckie Lozva River at one stroke all the debts. The observance of the commandments, of course, incumbent upon a bona fide rabbi (Rolf Hoppe), who during the seven-day Shiva, the wake, staying in the house of sugar. But what damn does it really mean to be Jewish?

Eagerly, the refrigerator in “milky” and “meaty” divided, in order to audition a strictly kosher home, and at night under the covers to be secretly studied the bids Jaeckie as familiar as the Chinese vocabulary. In addition, other problems plagued him all: how he can rappel from the wake to take part in a big pool tournament, waving at the 100,000 euro prize money? The events are skipped once, and Jaeckie path to happiness and to become a good Jew, is equipped with all sorts of stony and pitfalls and snares, of which the smart gamblers hardly one leaves out.

A film about Jewish life in Germany and, moreover, a comedy? – Not exactly the most obvious option for an arthouse hit, well there were potential co-producers and made sure that Dani Levy had to clean three years for clinics, and the WDR in the production of Alles auf Zucker! boarded. But the odyssey was worth it, because the film is a jewel in the dreary monotony of German cinema and also a remarkably astute and sometimes snotty approach to a still regarded as ‘difficult’ sincere about that in his less-than a few brilliant moments in the best tradition of British Sozialkomödien recalls. It’s quite possible that the film because of its theme in the film flopped anyway, in this case, however, we leave the path of the benevolent neutrality and wish us a surprise success.

Title: Alles auf Zucker! Country of production: Germany Year of production: 2004 Length: 90 (Min) Distribution : X-Hire

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