Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man (2013)

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In this Euro-screwball comedy, which plays with multiple genres and narrative styles, Florian Steinbiss (who grew up just miles from the remains of the first found Neanderthal man in Bonn, Germany) tells the story of a Neanderthal Man who mysteriously rematerializes in modern day Germany and seeks sanctuary in the garden of Barbara van Schmerling, a 23-year-old student of Environmental Planning. To save and protect this 'last living evidence of former humanity and naturalness from exploitation by a P.T. Barnum wannabe and a power-crazed media savvy anthropologist, Barbara takes him under her wing. Failing to protect him from the corrupting influences of Western Civilization, her altruistic feelings turn romantic, threatening either to compromise her ethics, or lose the only person - or primitive - she ever truly loved. Meanwhile, the Neanderthal must choose between Barbara, the only person who loves him for what he really is, and the siren call of fame, suitcases of money, and easy access to gummy bears. (c) Official Site

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Cast

Sarah Mühlhause
as Barbara van Schmerling
John Chardiet
as Neanderthan Man
Milton Welsh
as Marc Armagnac
Manuel Struffolino
as Silvio Bellucci
Rick Zieff
as Martin Arnold
Norbert Alich
as Otto Klein
Martin Jarvis
as Peter Blodnik
Rosalind Ayres
as Gisela Kasper
Jeff Hixon
as Jack Gallow
Florian Steinbiss
as Prof. Paul van Schmerling
Achim Konejung
as Harry Patzig
Max Massimo Tuveri
as Sergeant Bruno Bayer
Hanno Friedrich
as PD Dr. Tobias Silverman
Axel Siefer
as Dr. Eberhard Kolowkowsky
Salome Noah
as Dr. Cordula Hammerstein
Wolfgang Muller
as Dr. Ju. Kurt Ewald Silencio
Beate Bohr
as Hildegard Klein
Michael Kleiber
as Process Server
Sven Nagel
as Insurance Investigator
Tunc Denizer
as Maitre' D
Esther Wise
as Head Nurse
Lisa Quark
as Angel of the Night
Laura Quark
as Angel of the Night
Ben
as Rucolino
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Critic Reviews for Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Neandertal is a valley in Germany. That meager fact is a spoiler for "Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man," because there is virtually nothing else of value to be gained from watching this film.

July 25, 2013 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

There are broad, lazy bits about huckster opportunism, an activist beauty who loves the beast philanthropically and romantically, that old punching-bag reality television, and flatly delivered burbling from other screwball rubes.

July 23, 2013 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

An outrageous, bizarre screwball comedy that offers plenty of irreverent, anarchic fun. A mindlessly entertaining B-movie.

July 26, 2013 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…
NYC Movie Guru

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