Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Release Date - Feb 18, 2005 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Directed and written by Michael Schorr, Schultze Gets the Blues centers around Schultze (Horst Krause), a middle-aged accordionist whose lust for life is renewed after hearing a Cajun zydeco riff on the radio. Despite the fact that using his accordion for anything other than polka would be considered a sacrilege by his family -- Schultze's father was considered legendary in the polka circuit -- a newly invigorated Schultze jumps at the chance to change his musical style and takes it a step further by learning how to cook jambalaya and saving money for a trip to the United States. Despite more than a few unseen barriers, Schultze makes the trip from Germany to America, where he takes on Texas and the Louisiana bayous with an unprecedented zest. Schultze Gets the Blues also features Harald Warmbrunn, Karl Fred Mueller, Ursula Schucht, and Hannelore Schubert.