|Directed by||Til Schweiger|
|Produced by||Béla Jarzyk |
|Written by||Béla Jarzyk |
|Starring||Til Schweiger |
Emma Tiger Schweiger
|Music by||Dirk Reichdardt |
|Edited by||Constantin von Seld|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Box office||$45.4 million|
Kokowääh is a 2011 German film directed by Til Schweiger. It was released in German–speaking countries (Germany, Austria, South Tyrol and Switzerland) on 3 February 2011. The film stars Til Schweiger, his daughter Emma Tiger Schweiger, Jasmin Gerat and Samuel Finzi. Another of Schweiger's daughters, Luna Schweiger, makes a small appearance in the film. Kokowääh is an onomatopoetic depiction of the French pronunciation of coq au vin. A sequel, Kokowääh 2, was released on 7 February 2013 with Schweiger having returned as director, co-writer and producer.
Kokowääh is set in Berlin and Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany. The plot concerns the travails of Henry (Til Schweiger), an established author of fiction, who must deal with the emergence of his 8-year-old natural daughter Magdalena (Emma Tiger Schweiger), the previously unknown product of a one-night indiscretion in Stockholm. In the meantime, he is also working on the adaptation of a famous best–selling novel and reconciling with his ex–girlfriend Katharina (Jasmin Gerat), with whom he is working on the adaptation. Little Magdalena, still in the state of shock, loves her foster father Tristan (Samuel Finzi) more than the biological one. Throughout the film, Henry and Magdalena build a close relationship, which he eventually describes in his script "Kokowääh" (referring to the French meal "Coq au vin").
- Til Schweiger as Henry
- Emma Tiger Schweiger as Magdalena
- Jasmin Gerat as Katharina
- Samuel Finzi as Tristan
- Numan Acar as the worker
- Meret Becker as Charlotte
- Anne-Sophie Briest as the mother in the supermarket
- Anna Julia Kapfelsperger as Bine
- Friederike Kempter as the agent
- Torsten Künstler as the courier
- Miranda Leonhardt as Maria
- Misel Maticevic as Rob Kaufmann
- Genoveva Mayer as the woman in the bar
- Sönke Möhring as the policeman
- Jessica Richter as Esther
- Luna Schweiger as the daughter in the supermarket
- Katharina Thalbach as the patient
- Sanny van Heteren as Christiane
- Johann von Bülow as the firefighter
- Richard von Groeling as Rashid
- Jahmar Walker as the "Chap"
- Ulrich Wickert as the newscaster
- Birthe Wolter as the receptionist
- Fahri Ogün Yardım as the pizza guy
Kokowääh was filmed in Berlin and Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, from 21 July to 13 September 2010. The budget was estimated to be €5,650,000. The director and lead actor Til Schweiger and Béla Jarzyk, who also produced the film, wrote the script in a Turkish hotel in Berlin.
Kokowääh received the Golden Screen Award, which is given only to films that have been watched by more than 3 million viewers. It was the most successful film in Germany in the first half of 2011. The film itself received generally good to mixed reviews. Andreas Scheiner of the Die Zeit found the film "light and entertaining", though he added it "lacked depth". Dieter Oßwald of the Programmkino.de praised the film as a "strong–point daddy–comedy". Andrea Butz of the WDR2, however, criticized the film for "one–dimensional leaps and drawn characters". Jan Füchtjohann of the Süddeutschen Zeitung also criticized Kokowääh, writing it showed "over long distances like a commercial for yogurt".
The soundtrack album for Kokowääh was released on 4 February 2011 on iTunes and Amazon.com through Sony Music. The lead single "Stay" by British synthpop band Hurts was released on 4 February in Germany, reaching number three at the German Singles Chart and achieving Gold certification. The music video for "Stay" has two versions, the regular one and the one that features parts from Kokowääh.
|Germany||3 February 2011||Kokowääh|
|Austria||3 February 2011||Kokowääh|
|Switzerland||3 February 2011||Kokowääh|
|Luxembourg||5 February 2011||Kokowääh|
|Kazakhstan||8 September 2011||Kokowääh|
|Russia||8 September 2011||Соблазнитель|
|Belarus||15 September 2011||Kokowääh|
|Taiwan||20 January 2012||紅酒燉香雞|
|Hungary||28 July 2012||Kislány a küszöbön||TV premiere|
|Italy||1 September 2013||Kokowääh||TV premiere|
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