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Love Machine (2019)

When the music career of Georgy derails and bankruptcy seems unavoidable, he discovers a profitable career opportunity as a call boy.

Director:

Andreas Schmied

Writer:

Silvia Wohlmuth
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Stipsits Thomas Stipsits ... Georg Hillmaier
Claudia Kottal ... Jadwiga Fiedler
Julia Edtmeier Julia Edtmeier ... Gitti Hillmaier
Barbara Schöneberger Barbara Schöneberger ... Uschi Baumann
Adele Neuhauser Adele Neuhauser ... Eva Wildner
Ulrike Beimpold Ulrike Beimpold ... Josefine Ferstl
Katharina Straßer ... Lisa Blümel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefan Bernheimer Stefan Bernheimer ... Waldemar
Christoph Bittenauer Christoph Bittenauer ... Callboy
Hemma Clementi ... Johanna Rieger
Philipp Doboczky Philipp Doboczky ... Konrad
Christian Dungl Christian Dungl ... Polizist
Gabriela Garcia Vargas Gabriela Garcia Vargas ... Birgit Gasteiger
Agnes Hausmann Agnes Hausmann ... Sandra
Laura Hermann ... Karin Thurner
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Storyline

Georgy, singer of a two-man-band, loses his partner and friend. Broke and with no place to live, Georgy discovers a profitable market niche. He decides to offer himself and his body to the ladies in return for payment. It's running smoothly in his new line of work until new complications arise: Georgy falls in love with Jadwiga, a driving instructor.

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Машина кохання See more »

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Dolby Digital

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a sex(y) comedy with heart
2 March 2019 | by slabihoudSee all my reviews

Someone once observed that film critics in general are vulnerable to rather praise a mediocre drama instead of a good comedy. I can only agree. A look in my favorite film magazine RAY gives a good example of both. A large part of the issue focuses on the film "Green Book", a film which has been criticised for it's stereotypical portrays and old-fashioned story, in short, a film that "would have been great in the late 50ies" (quote: Alexander Horvath) but now completely obsolete. And in the same issue a short und very unfriendly critique of "Love Machine".

Films who deal with sex get to be scrutinized a lot and comedies especially. And there is a reason for it, most bad comedies use sex in a very vulgar way to get some laughs. A comedy called "Love Machine" seems to be inviting a thumbs down without watching it. And yes, if I had not seen Thomas Stipsits in smaller roles before, I'm not sure I would have watched it. And now I'm very glad I did!

It is a rare example of a light comedy that has sex as its main theme and which is not stupid or vulgar. The title figure is a funny little musician who is forced into a new and very different profession as a male escort which he masters with the help of his sister who sees a great chance to make a lot of money. His touching, hilarious and sometimes weird encounters with the women who seek his help while he secretly falls in love with another are what makes the core of the story. The story is misleading to expect a lot of nudity but there is surprisingly little bare skin and almost no private parts to look at. The cast is full of familiar faces and all are very well chosen. I watched the film with my wife and we both found him perfectly funny!


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