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|Laufzeit:||Ca. 103 min.|
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The police in a small town in North Rhine-Westphalia have a big problem: There is simply too little crime here. What used to be an extremely relaxed state for the police officers Deniz (Erkan Acar), Rocky (Adrian Topol), Netti (Sanne Schnapp) and Hagen (Alexander Hörbe) is now becoming a real threat. Because their colleague Tina (Sina Tkotsch) is sent to them to investigate if the guard 23 should not be closed better. Of course, the policemen don't want to let that happen. With the help of homeless Klaus (Bjarne Mädel) they fake a crime - but this is just the beginning. Suddenly there are more and more crimes in this tranquil little town - but will Tina really fall for it?
"Faking Bullshit - Criminals than the police allows!" is a remake of the Swedish cinema success "Kops" from 2003. Alexander Schubert, ensemble member of "heute-Show" has transferred the concept very well to Germany in 2020 (before Corona, of course) and has also incorporated his own ideas. Thus his comedy is not a flat remake, but a pleasantly independent work, which you can enjoy even if you are well acquainted with the original. This is partly due to Schubert's amusing screenplay, but also to the good-humoured ensemble he has assembled in front of the camera.
Specially Erkan Acar, Alexander Hörbe and Sanne Schnapp play so likeable that one only wishes the troupe that their office is not closed. And Bjarne Mädel is just great as a petty criminal hired by the police. The scene around his first "raid" is wonderfully funny and is a good example for the wonderfully bizarre humor of the movie. Surely, not every gag is right and especially towards the end the whole thing runs out of steam. But all in all, the movie easily makes up for its weaknesses with a lot of wit and charm.
"Faking Bullshit - Criminal than the police allows!" is light entertainment, that never seems too contrived or too silly, but simply convinces with likeable characters, a wonderfully wacky story (even if it is borrowed from another movie) and lots of funny dialogues. If you want to switch off and have a good laugh in the cinema, then this is the right place for you. For this there is clearly - no fake - a well-deserved one: Absolutely worth seeing!
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