Note: This is a German film. Yep, that means if you don’t speak German you will be reading subtitles.
Poor Christoph (Christoph M. Ohrt) is having a really bad day. He arrives home from his stakeout (he’s a police officer) only to find his fiancée is “entertaining”. Which basically means he found a very buff guy coming out of his bathroom wearing only a towel. On top of that he sees that his suitcases are packed and waiting for him by the door.
Christoph decides that lots of little bottles of booze are the answer to his problems. After which he wanders the streets in a very drunken state resulting in the loss of all his suitcases. He goes into the very next bar he finds and ends up telling the guy sitting next to him all his troubles.
He wakes up the next morning naked, in a strange bed with an equally naked man snuggled up to him. It turns out the man is Edgar (Tim Bergmann), he is an auto mechanic. Oh, and he also happens to be gay. Obviously this makes for a rather awkward morning and a very confused Christoph.
Edgar is nice enough to lend him some clothes so he can get to the stakeout that he is already late for. He also tells Christoph that he can stay with him for awhile if he wants to (in his guest bedroom). As you can imagine his immediate response is no. However, after finding it impossible to even find a vacant hotel room (there is a trade fair in town) he takes Edgar up on his offer.
It takes Christoph a while to become comfortable around Edgar. He is a straight “macho” man who has no experience being around someone who is gay. Which means he tends to regularly say the wrong things. The other problem is, Edgar won’t tell him what happened that night they spent in bed together and he couldn’t remember because he was too drunk.
Things become even more interesting when Christoph and Edgar bump into his two partners from the police force, in a bar. Edgar learns that they are all police officers and they learn that he doesn’t always do a good job of obeying the law.
As the story unfolds, more complications arise for all the parties involved. Affecting their work, as well as, their personal lives. Which causes the characters to reassess previous assumptions they had made about certain types of people.
I really enjoyed this movie. It was funny with an interesting story line. I particularly liked scenes when Christoph and Edgar interacted with each other. Both actors (Christoph and Tim) were wonderful and really worked together well.
Some of my favorite quotes:
Mike – “And what do you do?”
Edgar – “Me? I remodel stolen cars.”
Edgar – “He forgets it. I’d better tattoo it on him.”
Christoph – “I hope you’re doing it with your steroid monster.”
Edgar – “A cop. I got myself a cop.”
Christoph – “I don’t know any … “
Edgar – “Gay. The word is gay! G – a – y. Three letters. Easy to remember.”
Edgar – “Say. Can you iron?”
Christoph – “Sure, years of pro bachelorhood.”
Edgar – “Marry me.”
Christoph – “Don’t ogle me.”
Edgar – “You drive like a maniac.”
Mike – “Red tags are for temporary use, not joy rides.”
Edgar – “The tags? They’re stolen.”
Helen – “Want us to bust you?”
Edgar – “No. I want him to.”
Edgar – “How’s the water?”
Christoph – “Wet.”
Marco – “Tell him I would’ve stayed longer but his “mother” is too masculine for me.”
Helen – “You think “Married With Children” is an educational show.”
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I found it interesting that Christoph was acting jealous after Marco spent the night with Edgar.
I though the bathtub scene was great. Both Christoph and Edgar finally opened up and said how they felt about the situation between them. It really cleared the air and gave them a better understanding of each other.
I loved the fact that Christoph didn’t correct the other officer’s assumption about him being gay, even though it wasn’t true. He didn’t care what they thought about him, but it was important to him that they didn’t put down gay people.
I felt so bad for Edgar, when Christoph had to let him know that all though he was very fond of him, he can’t give Edgar what he wants. The goodbye kiss was so sad.