Marianne Sägebrecht

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marianne Sägebrecht (born 27 August 1945, Starnberg, Bavaria) is a German actress, most famous for her appearance in the movies Sugarbaby, Bagdad Café, and The War of the Roses. This Rubenesque character player with a heart-shaped face and child-like features began her career as a leading producer and performer of Germany's alternative theater/cabaret scene. The eclectic background of Marianne Sägebrecht included stints as a medical lab assistant and magazine assistant editor before she found her calling in show business. Claiming to be inspired by Bavaria's mad King Ludwig II, she became known as the "mother of Munich's sub-culture" as producer and performer of avant-garde theater and cabaret revues, particularly with her troupe Opera Curiosa. Spotted by director Percy Adlon in a 1977 production of Adele Spitzeder in which she essayed the role of a delicate prostitute, Sägebrecht was cast as Madame Sanchez/Mrs. Sancho Panza in Adlon's TV special Herr Kischott (1979), a spin on Don Quixote. The director put her in his 1983 feature The Swing in a small role and then created the leading role of Marianne, an overweight mortician in love with a subway conductor, in Sugarbaby (1985) especially for her. American films beckoned as well and Sägebrecht was often cast in roles tailored to her unique abilities. Paul Mazursky reworked the part of a teutonic masseuse for her in Moon over Parador (1988) while Danny DeVito tailored the part of ...

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The War of the Roses (1989)

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The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Michael Douglas  •  Danny DeVito  •  Marianne Sägebrecht

The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Michael Douglas  •  Danny DeVito  •  Marianne Sägebrecht

Bagdad Cafe (1987)

A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Percy Adlon
CAST:  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  CCH Pounder  •  Jack Palance  •  Christine Kaufmann

A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Percy Adlon
CAST:  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  CCH Pounder  •  Jack Palance  •  Christine Kaufmann

Martha and I (1990)

Emil (Vaclav Chalupa as a teen, Ondrej Vetchy as an adult) has been naughty, and his family is at a loss about what to do with him. He's been dallying with the family maid. They decide to ship him off to spend time with his uncle Ernst Michel Piccoli), who married ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jiří Weiss
CAST:  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Klaus Grünberg  •  Michael Kausch

Emil (Vaclav Chalupa as a teen, Ondrej Vetchy as an adult) has been naughty, and his family is at a loss about what to do with him. He's been dallying with the family maid. They decide to ship him off to spend time with his uncle Ernst Michel Piccoli), who married ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jiří Weiss
CAST:  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Klaus Grünberg  •  Michael Kausch

Mr. Bluesman (1993)

Blues hommage by Sönke Wortmann.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sönke Wortmann
CAST:  Thomas Heinze  •  Rufus Beck  •  Pinkas Braun  •  Lloyd Bridges

Blues hommage by Sönke Wortmann.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sönke Wortmann
CAST:  Thomas Heinze  •  Rufus Beck  •  Pinkas Braun  •  Lloyd Bridges

Sugarbaby (1985)

In a large city lives a lonesome, 38-year old woman. Without friends, she has indulged in food and candy too much and has become a bit overweight. In short, she is disappointed of her life. One day she sees a young and handsome subway driver and instantly falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Percy Adlon
CAST:  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Eisi Gulp  •  Toni Berger  •  Manuela Denz

In a large city lives a lonesome, 38-year old woman. Without friends, she has indulged in food and candy too much and has become a bit overweight. In short, she is disappointed of her life. One day she sees a young and handsome subway driver and instantly falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Percy Adlon
CAST:  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Eisi Gulp  •  Toni Berger  •  Manuela Denz

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DIRECTION:  Trini Trimpop
CAST:  Campino  •  Andreas Meurer  •  Andreas von Holst  •  Michael Breitkopf

Lorenz im Land der Lügner (1997)

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DIRECTION:  Jürgen Brauer
CAST:  Jochen Busse  •  Heinz Hoenig  •  Rolf Hoppe  •  Holger Kunkel

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DIRECTION:  Jürgen Brauer
CAST:  Jochen Busse  •  Heinz Hoenig  •  Rolf Hoppe  •  Holger Kunkel

The Little Lord (1996)

11-year-old Christian lives with his Italian mother Gioia in poverty on the island of Ischia. His German father died in a rescue mission before Christian was born. The kind boy had an unremarkable and calm life until, one day, his grandfather Carl Schneibel finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco Albano
CAST:  Mario Adorf  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Antonella Ponziani  •  Francesco De Pasquale

11-year-old Christian lives with his Italian mother Gioia in poverty on the island of Ischia. His German father died in a rescue mission before Christian was born. The kind boy had an unremarkable and calm life until, one day, his grandfather Carl Schneibel finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco Albano
CAST:  Mario Adorf  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Antonella Ponziani  •  Francesco De Pasquale

Dust Devil (1992)

A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Stanley
CAST:  Robert John Burke  •  Chelsea Field  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  William Hootkins

A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Stanley
CAST:  Robert John Burke  •  Chelsea Field  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  William Hootkins

All Men Are Mortal (1995)

Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ate de Jong
CAST:  Irène Jacob  •  Stephen Rea  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Colin Salmon

Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ate de Jong
CAST:  Irène Jacob  •  Stephen Rea  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Colin Salmon

Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar (1999)

Set in 50 B.C., Asterix and Obelix are living in a small but well-protected village in Gaul, where a magic potion concocted by Druids turns the townsfolk into mighty soldiers. When Roman troops carve a path through Gaul to reach the English Channel, Caesar and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Christian Clavier  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Michel Galabru

Set in 50 B.C., Asterix and Obelix are living in a small but well-protected village in Gaul, where a magic potion concocted by Druids turns the townsfolk into mighty soldiers. When Roman troops carve a path through Gaul to reach the English Channel, Caesar and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Christian Clavier  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Michel Galabru

The Circle (2014)

A young teacher in Zurich in the 1950s falls in love with a transvestite star but is torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality. He joins a gay organization that is eventually seen as the pioneer of gay emancipation in Europe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Haupt
CAST:  Babett Arens  •  Aaron Hitz  •  Martin Hug  •  Matthias Hungerbühler

A young teacher in Zurich in the 1950s falls in love with a transvestite star but is torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality. He joins a gay organization that is eventually seen as the pioneer of gay emancipation in Europe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Haupt
CAST:  Babett Arens  •  Aaron Hitz  •  Martin Hug  •  Matthias Hungerbühler

Omamamia (2012)

Where shall we put grandma? Her permanently anxious and stressed daughter, Marie, knows exactly where: the neighbourhood’s idyllically situated retirement homem where she can find friends of “her own age”. But Granny has other ideas: She wants to see the Pope in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomy Wigand
CAST:  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Annette Frier  •  Miriam Stein  •  Giancarlo Giannini

Where shall we put grandma? Her permanently anxious and stressed daughter, Marie, knows exactly where: the neighbourhood’s idyllically situated retirement homem where she can find friends of “her own age”. But Granny has other ideas: She wants to see the Pope in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomy Wigand
CAST:  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Annette Frier  •  Miriam Stein  •  Giancarlo Giannini

Pettson and Findus: A Little Nuisance, a Great Friendship (2014)

Old farmer Pesonen gets a kitten from his neighbour Mrs Kosonen and calls the cat Viiru. When Viiru starts to talk, the two become inseparable friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ali Samadi Ahadi
CAST:  Ulrich Noethen  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Max Herbrechter  •  Roxana Samadi

Old farmer Pesonen gets a kitten from his neighbour Mrs Kosonen and calls the cat Viiru. When Viiru starts to talk, the two become inseparable friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ali Samadi Ahadi
CAST:  Ulrich Noethen  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Max Herbrechter  •  Roxana Samadi

Pettson and Findus: The Best Christmas Ever (2016)

Pettson and Findus find themselves snowed in their house. The little cat is scared that Christmas is ruined, but Pettson promises that they will celebrate "the best Christmas ever".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ali Samadi Ahadi
CAST:  Max Herbrechter  •  Stefan Kurt  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Roxana Samadi

Pettson and Findus find themselves snowed in their house. The little cat is scared that Christmas is ruined, but Pettson promises that they will celebrate "the best Christmas ever".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ali Samadi Ahadi
CAST:  Max Herbrechter  •  Stefan Kurt  •  Marianne Sägebrecht  •  Roxana Samadi

Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen (2012)

Germany's most popular punk rock band "Die Toten Hosen" ("The dead pants") celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2012. In his film "Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen" ("Nothing but the truth - 30 years Die Toten Hosen"), established documentary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Friedler
CAST:  Campino  •  Andreas von Holst  •  Andreas Meurer  •  Michael Breitkopf

Germany's most popular punk rock band "Die Toten Hosen" ("The dead pants") celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2012. In his film "Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen" ("Nothing but the truth - 30 years Die Toten Hosen"), established documentary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Friedler
CAST:  Campino  •  Andreas von Holst  •  Andreas Meurer  •  Michael Breitkopf

So ein Schlamassel (2010)

Jil has found great love in the landscape architect Marc. There is only a tiny problem: Marc is not a Jew, and Jil's devout Jewish family would never accept marrying a "goi," a non-Jew. There is only one thing that helps: Marc, son of a German bourgeois family, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dirk Regel
CAST:  Natalia Avelon  •  Johannes Zirner  •  Mariella Ahrens  •  Gedeon Burkhard

Jil has found great love in the landscape architect Marc. There is only a tiny problem: Marc is not a Jew, and Jil's devout Jewish family would never accept marrying a "goi," a non-Jew. There is only one thing that helps: Marc, son of a German bourgeois family, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dirk Regel
CAST:  Natalia Avelon  •  Johannes Zirner  •  Mariella Ahrens  •  Gedeon Burkhard
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