Sugarbaby

Sugarbaby may not shrink your waistline, but it is guaranteed to liquidise your heart”. (ELLE)

 

wp71ae039b.jpg SUGARBABY (1984)

Zuckerbaby

A film by Percy Adlon

Marianne Sägebrecht...............She

Eisi Gulp..................................He

Manuela Denz...........................His Wife

Toni Berger...............................Brunnthaler

Hans Stadlbauer.......................U-Bahnfahrer

A big, not so young woman who works in a funeral parlor... is sitting in the subway one day when the young subway driver’s voice hits her like a bolt of lightening. She takes time off her job, spies on him, and tracks him down. They wind up in seventh heaven but a crash landing finally brings them back down to earth. That, however, is not the end of the story…

wp6a2b0319.gif HE: To think I found a sweetheart like you…

SHE: You found me?… I spied on you, I tracked you down, and I nailed you!

Marianne Sägebrecht plays the big woman who falls head over heals in love and Eisi Gulp plays the amazed young man who simply stops going home.

Johanna Heer, the New York artist camerawoman, has bathed this comedy about an impossible love affair in bright, contemporary colors.

Question: How old are they?

Percy Adlon: He’s young, she’s somewhatwpf28f44c0.jpg older… He’s thin, she’s a lot of a woman.

Question: Does she bag him?

Percy Adlon: Yes, but by the time they get into the bubble bath, she’s not the same woman. Much like a butterfly bursting out of a cocoon.

Written and directed by Percy Adlon

Director of Photography - Johanna Heer

Editor - Jean-Claude Piroué

Music - Dreieier

Produced by Eleonore Adlon

A pelemele Film production with BR

Shot on 35mm Fuji stock in Munich, August 13 - September 14, 1984

Premiered at the 1985 Berlin International Film Festival as the Forum’s “Surprise Film”. U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival, 1985.wpf84a9314.jpg

AWARDS:

ERNST-LUBITSCH-AWARD for Marianne Sägebrecht

In German with English subtitles, 86 minutes, 35mm, 1:1.66, Color, Dolby Stereo

For Professional Use Only -

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