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The Venus Trap (1988)

Die Venusfalle (original title)
30-year-old Max works as an emergency doctor in a Berlin hospital. He has been in love with the attractive Coco for a long time, with whom he shares a well-kept apartment. Coco jealously ... See full summary »

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Robert van Ackeren
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Myriem Roussel ... Marie
Horst-Günter Marx ... Max
Sonja Kirchberger ... Coco
Hanns Zischler ... Kurt
Rolf Zacher ... Dr. Steiner
Evelyn Rillé Evelyn Rillé ... Evelyn
Harry Baer
Walter Busch
Susanne Baeumer Susanne Baeumer
Carsta Van Deyck Carsta Van Deyck
Anna Kindl Anna Kindl
Sabine Kueckelmann Sabine Kueckelmann
Renate Langer
Carmen Lentz Carmen Lentz
Christiane Maybach
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30-year-old Max works as an emergency doctor in a Berlin hospital. He has been in love with the attractive Coco for a long time, with whom he shares a well-kept apartment. Coco jealously defends the relationship, while Max feels restricted in his freedom. One day Max dials the wrong number and falls in love with a voice on the other end of the phone that says only one word: "Hello". On nightly forays through the city, Max looks for the woman who owns the voice and hopes to escape the close proximity of Coco. In a billiard salon he finally meets Marie, who is accompanied by her partner Kurt. Shortly afterwards, Marie and Max are involved in a car accident that causes them to hug each other and make love in the rain on the street. When Max and Coco later have a party, Marie and Kurt are guests at the door. As a result, Max and Marie try to couple their respective partners together. Written by Wiki

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When dreams come to life
16 May 2020 | by scfcSee all my reviews

From time to time, people imagine other (beautiful) people fornicating like rabbits. Then societal norms usually require to embed these actions in a "proper" context.

In a well-known example of this, the German phrase "Aber warum liegt hier überhaupt Stroh 'rum?" is enough for that. But this lacks the "artistic" or "intellectual" checkmarks that need to be ticked for a film to be financed with 1,45 million Deutschmarks (at 1988 value) by the tax payer or favourably reviewed in "serious" newspapers.

So the script of this film adds a bunch of lines that feel like passwords in a spy movie: One character says something nonsensical, and then the other character immediately feels enough motivation to start copulating. This makes it feel like a writer's dream turned into moving pictures - where a doctor's attractivity does not stem from their socioeconomic status, but from a single sentence, easily imitable without having to study or work very hard.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 September 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Armadilha de Vênus See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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