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      Schultze Gets the Blues

      2003, Comedy/Drama, 1h 53m

      62 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      Schultze Gets the Blues is a sweet and charming dark comedy. Read critic reviews

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      Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) Horst Krause stars as Schultze, a retired German mine worker exploring the American bayou in Paramount Classics SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES; directed by Michael Schorr. Horst Krause stars as Schultze, a retired mine worker on a journey of self-discovery in Paramount Classics SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES; directed by Michael Schorr. From left to right, actors Karl-Fred Muller, Horst Krause (Schultze), and Harald Warmbrunn as retirees enjoying a night at the casino with friends in Paramount Classics SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES Paramount Classics SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES at the Venice Film Festival; actress Wilhelmine Horschig, director Michael Schorr, producer Thomas Riedel, and producer Jens Körner. Horst Krause stars as Schultze, a musician re-tuning his soul deep in the American South, in Paramount Classics SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES; directed by Michael Schorr. Horst Krause stars as Schultze, a retiree learning about life down on the bayou in Paramount Classics SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES; directed by Michael Schorr.

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      Salt miner Schultze (Horst Krause) is forced into retirement. He lapses into the boredom of his small German town. An accordion player, the retiree sometimes plays polkas, but it is not until he hears zydeco on the radio that he discovers a new inspiration and applies the fast tempo of zydeco to his accordion playing. But the town's polka scene frowns upon such deviation from tradition. Undaunted, Schultze packs his instrument and heads to zydeco's birthplace: the American South.

      • Rating: PG (Mild Language)

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Michael Schorr

      • Producer: Jens Körner

      • Writer: Michael Schorr

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $594.1K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Filmkombinat GmbH & Co. KG

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      • Oct 14, 2009

        Not as good as I was hoping it would be

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      • Jul 10, 2009

        Tranquility and isolation paired up with tenderness and the fascination of glimpsing into the lives of others make this my favourite arthouse movie ever. The story of a retired mineworker discovering the magic of American Blues which sends him on a personal, as well as actual journey into the heartland of America. Amazing and mezmerizing, this movie is most definetly not for everyone, as it is a far cry from Hollywood cinema, being far too subtle, slow and simple. Don't be fooled though, behind it's lighthearted touch breeds a heavy philosophy of self-discovery and love for all things beautiful and human.

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      • Jun 21, 2006

        [font=Century Gothic]In "Schultze Gets the Blues", Schultze(Horst Krause), a man of few words, has just taken early retirement from the mine in Germany where he worked; freeing up his time to hang out with his pals all day, visit his mother in the old age home and polish his garden gnomes. He is also an accomplished accordion player, and hopes to be in the running to win a trip to attend a music festival in Texas. He performs traditional polkas but one night he has an epiphany while listening to Zydeco music on the radio...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Schultze Gets the Blues" is a wonderfully photographed bittersweet deadpan comedy about retirement and growing older. The movie has great respect for its characters and small town life.[/font]

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