Das haut den stärksten Zwilling um
West Germany 1971
directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb
starring Peter Weck, Ulli König, Gaby König, Gerlinde Locker, Christian Anders, Ilja Richter, Peggy March, Michaela May, Herbert Fux, Christine Schuberth, Karl Schönbeck, Ralf Wolter, Beppo Brehm, Gunther Philipp, Peter Maffay, Alexander Grill, Corinna Genest, Marianne Mendt
written by Erich Tomek, music by Gerhard Heinz
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Peter (Peter Weck) receives a call from his ex-wife Grit (Gerlinde Locker),
who announces to come for a visit, bringing her daughter Ulli (Ulli
König) along ... the twin sister of Gaby (Gaby König), who lives with
Peter ... & somehow, the twins, looking exactly alike, start the typical
massive confusion as they date 2 of Gaby's suitors (Ilja Richter, Christian
Anders), both posing as Gaby.
Meanwhile more confusion ensues as Peter is
accidently fired, accidently sends an insulting letter to his boss, accidently
breaks into the post office, accdidently gets mixed up with a trio of robbers
(led by Herbert Fux), accidently invites his girlfriend (Peggy March) to his
appartment when he is desperately trying to get back together with his ex-wife,
is accidently accused of having an affair with another woman by her husband
(Ralf Wolter), & rather accidently, Peter gets out on top of it after all
thanks tohis twin brother Ferdinand (also Peter Weck) ...
Even if my
synopsis might make this sound slightly interesting, Das haut den stärksten
Zwilling um is an incredibly unfunny situation comedy full of old &
overused jokes, bad slapstick, inferior storytelling & weak Schlager-music
(Schlager being a very cheesy form of German-language soft pop music).
players Christian Anders & Peggy March as well as bit part players Peter
Maffay & Marianne Mendt were all popular Schlager singers of their
time, & they all get an opportunity to sing a song, Ilja Richter did host
an incredibly long-running music show on German television, Disco
(1970 - 1982), that besides then popular disco-music also sometimes featured