Der bewegte Mann

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Der bewegte Mann
Directed by Sönke Wortmann
Produced by Bernd Eichinger
Written by Sönke Wortmann
Ralf König (comic)
Starring Til Schweiger
Katja Riemann
Joachim Król
Music by Torsten Breuer
Cinematography Gernot Roll
Edited by Ueli Christen
Distributed by Neue Constantin Film (Germany)
Orion Classics (USA)
Release dates
1994
Running time
93 min
Country Germany
Language German

Der bewegte Mann (International title: The Most Desired Man, U.S. title: Maybe ... Maybe Not) is a 1994 German film comedy directed by Sönke Wortmann and starring Til Schweiger, Rufus Beck, Joachim Król and Katja Riemann.[1]

The film developed from the comics "Der bewegte Mann" and "Pretty Baby" by Ralf König.[2]

Plot[edit]

Axel (played by Til Schweiger) has just been dumped by his girlfriend Doro (Katja Riemann), and needs to find a new place to live. He meets Walter (Rufus Beck), a transvestite who teaches straight men how gay men think. Walter talks Axel into joining him and some friends at a gay party afterwards, and tries to convince Axel to move in with him. At the party, Axel decides instead to move in with Walter's best friend, Norbert (Joachim Król), whose boyfriend has just left him. Later, at Axel and Doro's apartment, Norbert tries to seduce Axel while they browse old photos. Just when Norbert has shed all his clothes, Doro shows up at the door, and Axel hastily hides Norbert. Doro explains to Axel that she's expecting his child and wants to give their relationship a second chance. She is not amused to discover a naked man in the wardrobe, but Axel manages to convince her that nothing has happened. Excited about fatherhood and eager to return to Doro, Axel forgets about his new friendship with Norbert.

But soon Axel discovers a downside to the pregnancy: he no longer finds Doro sexy. Despite his engagement to her, he decides to stray when he encounters Elke, a former girlfriend. They are trying to find a place to have sex when Axel bumps into Norbert again. At first Norbert is angry with him for having left without a word, but Axel claims it's only because Doro was upset. Axel convinces Norbert to lend his apartment for the tryst with Elke. A few days later at Norbert's apartment, Elke gives Axel a mind-altering drug, and leaves him sitting naked on a table. Meanwhile Doro has learned that Axel went to Norbert's apartment, and she thinks that Axel is going to have sex with Norbert. She confronts Norbert at his apartment and upon entering, she sees Axel naked and unable to speak and starts to go into labor. In the bathroom Norbert finds Elke and Norbert's not-so-gay boyfriend playing in the tub. As Norbert drives her to the hospital, he attempts to explain everything on the way. Doro forgives Norbert and they become friends, but her relationship with Axel is in question.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brockmann, Stephen (2010). A Critical History of German Film. Camden House. p. 437. ISBN 978-1-57113-468-4. 
  2. ^ Lorey, Christoph; Plews, John L. (1 January 1998). Queering the Canon: Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture. Camden House. p. 403. ISBN 978-1-57113-178-2. 

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