"SUGARBABY may not shrink your waistline, but it is guaranteed to liquidise your heart."
- Elle Magazine
A film by Percy Adlon
Marianne Sägebrecht • Eisi Gulp
Manuela Denz, Toni Berger, Hans Stadlbauer
Screenplay by Percy Adlon
Produced by Eleonore Adlon
Director of Photography - Johanna Heer
Editor - Jean-Claude Piroué
Music by Dreieier
A pelemele Film production
Shot on 35mm Fujifilm in Munich, Aug - Sept, 1984
German, 86 minutes
Subtitle options: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
"She" is a big, not-so-young woman who works in a funeral parlor. "He" is the young subway driver whose voice over the loudspeaker hits her like a bolt of lightning one day as she is enduring her daily commute. Spurred by an irrational passion, she abandons her dreary responsibilities and sets out on a mission to find and seduce the man behind the voice. This is the quirky love story of a woman coming into her own, and the dumbfounded man who falls head-over-heels, and simply stops going home.
This is the first film in what would become Percy Adlon's "trilogy" collaboration with Marianne Sägebrecht, heroine of BAGDAD CAFE and ROSALIE GOES SHOPPING.
Premiered at the 1985 Berlin International Film Festival as the Forum’s “Surprise Film”
U.S. premiere: New York Film Festival, 1985
Ernst-Lubitsch Award for Marianne Sägebrecht