Sugarbaby (Zuckerbaby)


In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.

Sugarbaby (Zuckerbaby)


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A little overweight, not as young as she was, employed as a funeral attendant – her life passes by monotonously. One day, however, the voice of a subway driver strikes her like a bolt of lightning. She does everything she can to get to know the man of her dreams. She takes time off to investigate the duty roster and the life of her ‘sugar baby’, buying herself pumps and lingerie. Once she’s finally lured the young man into her net, an unusual romance begins… Immersed in bright, primary colors by camerawoman Johanna Heer, the film is brought to life not least by its leading actors, the fascinating Marianne Sägebrecht and the absurdly naïve Eisi Gulp.

Cast: Marianne Sägebrecht, Eisi Gulp, Toni Berger, Manuela Denz 

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Percy Adlon
West Germany
86 minutes

An asocial, obese German woman lives in a large city. Unfortunately despite her kind and intelligent personality, she has had a lot of trouble making a connection with people, until she gets a crush on a handsome subway conductor.

Special Admission

General Admission:                          $ 10.00
Student/Senior (62+):                       $  8.00  (present I.D. at door)
Children (under 12) :                        $  6.00