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Go For Zucker

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Down on his luck, conniving pool shark Jaeckie Zucker must make up with his estranged Orthodox Jewish brother Samuel in order to meet the terms of his mother's inheritance - the only thing that could save him from jail, ruin and divorce. But as Samuel and his entire clan move into Jaeckie's chaotic household, a clash of civilizations is inevitable, and Jaeckie's going to need every trick he can think of to make things go smoothly.


Studio First Run Features
SKU 202808918
UPC 720229912297
UPC 14 00720229912297
Format DVD
Release Date 9/19/2006
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Levy,Daniel
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Cast & Crew
Barbara Buhl - Executive Producer
Carl-Friedrich Koschnick - Cinematographer
Dani Levy - Director
Dani Levy - Writer
Elena Bromund - Editor
Golda Tencer - Actor
Hannelore Elsner - Actor
Henry Hubchen - Actor
Holger Franke - Writer
Manuela Stehr - Producer
Niki Reiser - Original Music By
Udo Samel - Actor
Review Levy and co-writer Holgar Franke are aiming for the hilarity of Billy Wilder or Preston Sturges, only they never come close to realizing that admirable ambition. Instead, what Levy has made is a lengthy sitcom episode. The characters are stereotypes, the situations - from Jaeckie inventing excuses to evade his Shiva duty to Samuel inadvertently ingesting ecstasy - are cliched, and the ending seems like a forgone conclusion...The best reason to see Go for Zucker! is Hubchen, who won the German Film Award for best actor for his performance, and deservedly so...The acting in general is good, but Hubchen is the one who truly overcomes the limitations of the script to create a full-bodied character.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Comedians long ago realized that certain words are funny just by virtue of their sound. Beverage is funny and, although not in the everyday lexicon, so is zucker. German audiences have found a lot of other stuff to laugh at in "Go for Zucker," which was an enormous hit in Deutschland and won the equivalent of a best picture Oscar...The film is interesting mainly as a barometer of what Germans find amusing...Although "Go for Zucker'' begins with the title character running, the movie just isn't up to speed.
Reviewer Ruthe Stein
ReviewRating 7
DVD, German
Product Attributes
Actor Levy,Daniel
Label First Run Feature
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Derek Elley, Variety experienced cast of vets on a well-honed script that has broad appeal.
Marta Barber, Miami Herald ...easy laughter and joy.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times Zippy, well-played, Wilder-esque farce.
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