Where Is Fred?

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Where Is Fred? (German: Wo ist Fred?), also credited as Where Is Fred!?, is a 2006 German film directed by Anno Saul, and produced by Philip Voges and Eberhard Junkersdorf. Written by Bora Dağtekin, it stars Til Schweiger, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jürgen Vogel and Christoph Maria Herbst.

Where Is Fred?
Directed byAnno Saul
Written byBora Dağtekin
Produced byPhilip Voges
Eberhard Junkersdorf
StarringTil Schweiger
Alexandra Maria Lara
Jürgen Vogel
Christoph Maria Herbst
CinematographyPeter Nix
Edited byTobias Haas
Music byMarcel Barsotti
Distributed bySenator Film
Release date
November 16, 2006 (2006-11-16)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman

Plot summaryEdit

Fred plans to marry his girlfriend Mara, and he proposes to her in front of a sold-out basketball arena. Instead of accepting, Mara puts that decision on her spoiled son Linus. In order to get Linus to like him, Fred decides to give him a basketball from his favorite team. He poses as a wheelchair–bound fan so that he can get it, but when he catches the ball, he also catches the attention of the young, attractive filmmaker Denise, who wants to feature a disabled fan in a PR campaign for the team. Fred has to keep playing his role, while the real disabled and really furious fan Ronny might call his bluff at any moment.

CastEdit

Other releasesEdit

Where Is Fred? was released on DVD on 14 May 2007, and on Blu-ray on 21 January 2011.[1] The soundtrack album was released on 17 November 2006 through the Polystar Records.[2]

Soundtrack listingEdit

Where Is Fred?
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released17 November 2006
GenrePop, rock, funk, soul, classical
LabelPolystar
  1. Bob Geldof — "Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)"
  2. Bass]— "Playing Games Remix"
  3. Mr. Scruff — "Spandex Man"
  4. Absynthe Minded — "Pretty Horny Flow Full"
  5. Swinging Girls — "Lass Dich Mit Musik Verwöhnen"
  6. Giuseppe Verdi — "Il Trovatore: Anvil Chorus (Act II)"
  7. Orson — "No Tomorrow"
  8. New Found Glory — "I Don't Wanna Know"
  9. Paris — "Freedom"
  10. James Brown — "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine"
  11. Timid Tiger — "Miss Murray"
  12. Siebeth feat. Miss Jessica — "3 Minutes"
  13. Snow Patrol — "Chasing Cars"

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Where Is Fred? received mixed to negative reviews. Prisma-Online.de described the film as "flat, childish, annoying and stupid".[3] The Lexicon of International Films named it as "the mix of desolate confusion, outrageous script and irritating stereotype".[4] However, F. M. Hemke of Filmszene.de wrote that Where Is Fred? was a "really funny and entertaining film, a successful firework of situation comedy, despite a lame start", and gave the film seven out of ten points.[5] Matthew Englander of Live Journal gave the film rather mixed review, writing, "have to admit that parts of it were quite funny but overall it went on too long".[6] Marcus Kleine Filmseit called the film "politically incorrect", but praised the performance of Christoph Maria Herbst.[7] Claudia Wente also praised the performance of Jürgen Vogel and wrote that he "played with convincing ease".[8]

AccoladesEdit

Tanja Wenzel won Undine Award for Best Young Comedian for her performance,[9] while Til Schweiger won Jupiter Award for Best German Actor.

Release datesEdit

Country Release date Title Notes
  Germany 16 November 2006 Wo ist Fred?
  Austria 17 November 2006 Wo ist Fred?
  Hungary 3 July 2007 Hol van Fred? Straight-to-DVD
  Russia 12 July 2007 На колёсах
  Ukraine 12 July 2007 На колесах
  Argentina 16 September 2007 Dónde está Fred?
  Canada 25 November 2007 Where Is Fred!? Ottawa European Union Film Festival
  Canada 2 December 2007 Where Is Fred!? Vancouver European Union Film Festival
  South Korea 10 July 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wo ist Fred!?". Filmportal.de (in German). Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Wo Ist Fred? [Soundtrack]". Amazon.de (in German). Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Wo ist Fred?". Prisma-Online.de (in German). 16 November 2006. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Wo ist Fred?". Lexicon of International Films (in German). 17 November 2006. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  5. ^ F. M. Hemke (16 November 2011). "Wo ist Fred?". Filmszene.de (in German). Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  6. ^ Matthew Englander (5 December 2007). "Wo Ist Fred?". Live Journal. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Zuletzt gesehen - Wo ist Fred!?". Marcus Kleine Filmseit (in German). 13 November 2006. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  8. ^ Claudia Wente (16 November 2006). "Wo ist Fred?". Critic.de (in German). Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Awards for 'Where Is Fred?'". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 23 July 2011.

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