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|Laufzeit:||Ca. 102 Min.|
|FSK:||From 6 years|
Max (Tim Oliver Schultz) and his buddies Fabio (Tino Mewes), Joscha (Constantin von Jascheroff) and Lukas (Thando Walbaum) have become a small local celebrity with their punk rock band Systemfehler. Especially her song "Wenn Inge tanzt" is always a source of great enthusiasm during her performances. It doesn't matter to Max in particular that with this song they have exposed their classmate, the committed eco-activist Inge (Paula Kalenberg), to ridicule not only in front of the entire school. Because the band is on the verge of a big breakthrough, so all means are right for him. But then guitarist Joscha breaks his arm at a gig and falls out for the time being - and that just before an enormously important gig, where system errors have to bring in the long-awaited record contract. So we need a replacement. Too bad the only adequate alternative is Inge, of all people. She can actually be persuaded to step in for Joscha, but she sets a condition for it: the band is not allowed to play "Wenn Inge tanzt" any more…
With "Systemfehler - Wenn Inge tanzt" director Wolfgang Groos tries after the two children's films "Die Vorstadtkrokodile 3" and "Vampirschwestern" to create a classic teen comedy, which uses the typical American pattern in many moments. The story doesn't really have any big surprises to offer and even profound humor shouldn't be expected here. But apart from a few almost annoying clichés, the whole thing works pleasingly well in the end. The catchy songs, which can be regarded as a very mass-suited variant of punk rock, the likeable actors and a wonderfully morbid Peter Kraus comfort you about some of the weaknesses.
With some dirty humor, which makes for some good laughs, and a well balanced portion of teen romanticism, the German comedy doesn't have to stretch out in front of similarly knitted US representatives of the genre. Especially positive is the fact that Groos doesn't rely on rather simple jokes of the lowered kind, naked facts and stressful coolness, but gives enough space for the development of the characters and a few original and really funny ideas in between.
Great, sophisticated cinema won't become "System error - When Inge dances" because of this. But what the film wants to achieve - to entertain a rather youthful target group - it does really well. The chemistry between Tim Oliver Schultz and Paula Kalenberg is absolutely harmonious and proves that the makers proved a really good hand during the casting. But the secret star of the film is Peter Kraus, a former pop star who constantly prepares for his death despite his good health. His search for the perfect coffin, during which he wants to teach his nephew Max some important wisdom, is undoubtedly one of the most amusing scenes in the film.
A few good laughs, a title song that doesn't get out of your ear that fast, and a nice story make "System Error - When Inge Dances" a teen comedy worth watching, which you can also enjoy as an adult without having to be ashamed of. Especially for young viewers between 13 and 17 years absolutely worth seeing!
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