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Robert van Ackeren

Die Venusfalle (The Venus Trap)

107' - 1988 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: German
Director: Robert van Ackeren Composer: Peer Raben With: Myriem Roussel, Horst Günter Marx, Sonja Kirchberger
30-year-old Max works as an emergency doctor in a Berlin hospital. He has been in love with the attractive Coco for a long time, with whom he shares a well-kept apartment. Coco jealously defends the relationship, while Max feels restricted in his freedom. One day Max dials the wrong number and falls in love with a voice on the other end of the phone that says only one word: "Hello". On nightly forays through the city, Max looks for the woman who owns the voice and hopes to escape the close proximity of Coco. In a billiard salon he finally meets Marie, who is accompanied by her partner Kurt. Shortly afterwards, Marie and Max are involved in a car accident that causes them to hug each other and make love in the rain on the street. When Max and Coco later have a party, Marie and Kurt are guests at the door. As a result, Max and Marie try to couple their respective partners together.

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Robert van Ackeren


Peer Raben


Myriem Roussel, Horst Günter Marx, Sonja Kirchberger


Robert van Ackeren, Catharina Zwerenz

Director of Photography

Jürgen Jürges


Tanja Schmidbauer


Theo Hinz

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Countries of production

West Germany



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