Otto - Der Film (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Starring the popular comic personality of Otto Waalkes (co-director with Xavier Schwarzenberger), this farce is essentially a vehicle to demonstrate Waalkes multiple talents. The plot is nothing more than a series of vignettes -- Otto hamming it up on an airplane flight or Otto as a barber in a black wig. A cross between Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and Jerry Lewis, Otto is constantly chased after by creditors while he himself chases after the woman of his dreams, a wealthy damsel who secretly loves him anyway. This film did well enough to inspire a 1988 sequel, Otto - Der Neue Film.