The hugely successful major stage production has been adapted to the cinema screen by UFA FICTION, ZIEGLER FILM, MYTHOS FILM, GRAF FILM and UNIVERSAL PICTURES PRODUCTIONS. Starring Heike Makatsch, Moritz Bleibtreu, Katharina Thalbach, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Michael Ostrowski, Pasquale Aleardi and Marlon Schramm, the charming musical film is proud to present a marvellous cast for 20 of the most popular songs by Udo Juergens.
Her show is the most important thing for Lisa Wartberg (Heike Makatsch), successful TV host and single. However when her mother Maria (Katharina Thalbach) loses her memory in an accident and lands in hospital, Maria can only remember one thing: She had never been to New York! Without further ado Maria flees the hospital and boards a luxurious cruise ship as a stow away.
Together with makeup artist Fred (Michael Ostrowski) Lisa starts looking for her mother and finds her aboard the "MS Maximiliane". Before Maria can do anything, however, the cruiseship sets sail, and the trio find themselves inadvertently on a trip crossing the Atlantic.
On board Lisa gets to know Axel Staudach (Moritz Bleibtreu) and his son Florian (Marlon Schramm). Axel is not at all Lisa's type, but through a chain of unfortunate circumstances they become closer... Mother Maria meets solo dancer Otto (Uwe Ochsenknecht), who claims to have had a thing with her in the past - which Maria due to her amnesia obviously cannot refute. And Fred falls head over heals for the Greek board magician Costa (Pasquale Aleardi).
And thus the turbulent cruise to New York takes its course - with numerous findings and losings of love and many surprises.
The screenplay to I'VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK is from Alexander Dydyna, co-autor is Philipp Stölzl, script participation is Jan Berger, script polishing Karsten Dusse. Director was Philipp Stölzl, camera Thomas W. Kiennast. Producers are Regina Ziegler (Ziegler Film), Sebastian Werninger and Nico Hofmann (UFA FICTION) as well as Christoph Mueller (Mythos Film), Co-Producers are Klaus Graf (Graf Film), Freddy Burger and Universal Pictures Productions.
Funding came from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MFG Filmförderung, FFA German Federal Film Board and the Deutscher Filmförderfonds. The film was shot at the Kölner MMC Studios, Berlin, Brandenburg and Sofia, among others.
I'VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK, based on the successful stage musical from Stage Entertainment, will be released in cinema theatres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland through Universal Pictures International Germany.
National film release in Germany will be on 24 October 2019
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