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|Regie:||Franziska Meyer Price|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 98 min.|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Endless shopping, constant chatter and nagging - software developer Eroll (Elyas M‘Barek), Dixi-Klo representative Lars (Christoph Maria Herbst) and professional pilot Helmut (Detlev Buck) are simply tired of it. That's why they have created the Männerhort together, their very personal fortress of masculinity in the middle of the central heating cellar of a new housing estate in Frankfurt. Here they can still be real guys, watch football, burp, drink beer and eat chips, as much and as long as they want. The perfect women-free zone that makes everyday relationships much more bearable. But then the new facility manager Aykut (Serkan Çetinkaya) discovers this holy place and wants to force the three fellow sufferers to leave. But Eroll, Lars and Helmut do not want to let it come to this. How can they think without their man nursery? Can an unexpected discovery made by Eroll in the shopping center still prevent the expulsion from paradise?
Based on the stage success of the same name by Kristof Magnusson, Franziska Meyer Price ("Berlin Berlin", "Doctor’s Diary") has staged a turbulent comedy with "Männerhort" in Frankfurt and the surrounding area, which with a lot of disrespectful humour and some hefty dirty jokes provides for a good mood. Especially Christoph Maria Herbst, who has already been seen on stage with Bastian Pastewka and Michael Kessler, can boast many really good laughs as the nastiest type of top macho. Admittedly, the level of the gags is not particularly high, as most of the action takes place below the waistline. But the amused staging and the charming play of the actors make sure that even otherwise rather embarrassing toilet jokes somehow look really funny.
The movie quickly moves away from the play. If this takes place in the basement of a shopping mall, where the men meet every Saturday while their wives indulge in the shopping madness, the cinema adaptation moves the whole thing to the central heating cellar of a new housing estate, where the founders of the men's village live as neighbours. So here you don't just meet to watch the Bundesliga at the weekend, but whenever the blanket falls on your head at home or the fair woman just wants one thing again.
This relocation gives the story the opportunity to make fun of the new German bourgeoisie and individualism-free new housing developments. But also online shopping and especially an Internet shoe provider get their fat off here. This never really takes on satirical traits and is far from being subversive. But this comedy about afflicted city men is amusing. The biggest plus point of "Männerhort" is undoubtedly the perfectly harmonizing interplay of the four main characters. Apart from a wonderfully assy Christoph Maria Herbst, the usual charismatic Elyas M`Barek, a very likeable Detlev Buck and YouTube star Serkan Çetinkaya make sure that even as a spectator you feel very comfortable in this "men's crèche".
Those who don't attach much importance to high-minded humor and don't mind a bit more obscene gags, those who just want to be entertained and see likeable actors in a light, politically not always correct comedy, can confidently retire to this "men's hoard". Worth seeing
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