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Die Känguru-Chroniken (2020)

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Comedy based on the radio comedy and the bestselling books and audio-books by Marc-Uwe Kling.

Director:

Dani Levy

Writers:

Marc-Uwe Kling (book), Marc-Uwe Kling (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Volker Michalowski ... Känguru (voice)
Dimitrij Schaad ... Marc-Uwe Kling
Rosalie Thomass ... Maria
Carmen-Maja Antoni Carmen-Maja Antoni ... Kneipenwirtin Herta
Henry Hübchen ... Immobilienhai Jörg Dwigs
Tim Seyfi ... Otto von
Adnan Maral ... Friedrich Wilhelm
Fred Aaron Blake ... Der Große
Moritz Katzmair Moritz Katzmair ... Der Kleine
Janina Agnes Schröder ... Die mit den Haaren
Daniel Zillmann ... Der Dicke
David Bredin ... Wachmann
Nils Doergelo ... Polizist (as Nils Dörgeloh)
Lena Dörrie ... Julia Müller
Patrick Finger Patrick Finger ... Staatsanwalt
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Comedy based on the radio comedy and the bestselling books and audio-books by Marc-Uwe Kling.

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Cameo: The band performing at Jörg Dwigs' party is "Arbeitsgruppe Zukunft" which consists of Marc-Uwe Kling, Boris the Beast, Julius Fischer and Michael Krebs. See more »

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Heimat, das bist Du
Performed by Henry Hübchen and Bettina Lamprecht
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It's Ok-ish
2 April 2020 | by antialias11See all my reviews

If you know and love the books you may come away a bit disappointed. Most of the humor which relies on the reader/listener having some familiarity with literature, philosphy, history is missing. All the more complicated or self-referential bits of humor are missing. It basically feels like a dumbed down version with some unneccesseary additions (e.g. a love story). Forcing the episodic nature of the book(s) into a coherent story was certainly not easy and it shows in the weak cookie-cutter plot. Actor quality is also a mixed bag. Especially the protagonist and main antagonist aren't cast particularly well or just weren't given enough to work with by the script.

That said the kangaroo CGI is good quality, the interaction between it and the other characters feel natural. The movie starts off funny and the pacing works for the most part. Some signature jokes were also incorporated well into the story.

If they take the criticisms to heart I feel they could crank out another one or two of these movies with better quality. There's certainly more than enough source material to draw from.


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5 March 2020 (Germany) See more »

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