The Germantican
 
 
Studio: Sleeves
 
Review Count: 65
Average Rating: 4.98 stars
Genre: Comedy
Length: 11 minutes 11 seconds
 
Posted on: May 22, 2006
 
 
Film Description
The Germantican - born in Antartica of a German father and Mexican mother - has been taught a very special song by his parents. A song that will help him find his true love.

The only problem? The song itself repulses everyone who hears it. Even Ellie, the woman he has fallen in love with, gets sick listening to it.

Will The Germantican's song finally win Ellie over? Or will he have to go searching elsewhere for the love his life?

Starring Dulci as "Ellie".

Music and other voices by Sleeves.

**GENRE NOTE - As some have pointed out, this is more of a "Romance" than straight up "Comedy". I think of it as a Romance and would have categorized it like that, but when I started working on it a long time ago, I was thinking of it as Comedy. This is just one of those little things I forgot to change.
 
Featured Reviews
- THROWAXE

My first thought would be... weird! And my second, and my third, LOL. But it grows on you, and how. It's not a comedy, it's a romance and a very touching one at that. Some impressive movie making here: great characters, coming right out of a David Lynch film (or at least out of his universe), outstanding voices (can't believe you did the sheriff too). And that sheriff was absolutely hilarious (the tennis outfit). Very clever editing with the car lifting, totaly hidious song (and beautiful at the same time ;))
The parts with the indian were a bit slow, but the story keeps you entertained, not to say intrigued. Absolutely original movie and very entertaining. Great job. (Does Molyneux knows he in this, LOL)

Posted on May 22, 2006
 
Reviews
- RavensFan_09

The Sheriff is the GREATEST VILLAIN EVER, TMO'er not. Therefore, you win.

"It drives me bugs." = Genious

Posted on May 11, 2008
- Tie

How I would like to spend an entire day in your head. Two words spring to mind when you watch a movie like this. Weird and humorlarious. The story and jokes were not only great but also very creative and the voice work must be some of the best ever heard on TMO. Great work.

Please watch and rate "The Creepy Clown Visits - A Poem"

Posted on May 8, 2008
- bricksfilms

Haha! God that was brilliant! Not to mention the song was very touching...while inside the car.

Posted on November 11, 2007
- trewill7

And people say there is no more originality left in the world.

This is by far, one of the most bizarre and original piece of works i've ever seen; not only on TMO, but in cinema, period.

Your VO talents are quite amazing as well, you did 2 seperate voices, and sounded like 2 seperate people. Your writing, directing, and editing were ALL top-notch. One of the more astounding things is that this film was made pre Stunts & Effects, which makes it quite the cinematic achievement.

Great film you've crafted here, wish you were still around.

Now, if only i could learn to play the car.

-tre

Posted on November 10, 2007
- anothernewdawn

Just a thing of beauty...

So many humorous moments, so many clever asides, so much going on that you have to watch it three times to understand how much genius is on display here.

Ah, Sleeves - so sorely, deeply missed.


A_N_D

Posted on November 8, 2007
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

When Jase recommended this film for its originality...well...wow man.

This is one of those films that leaves you saying "I don't know what I just watched, but I love it"

Such random, out of the box comedy story telling that works is a true rarity. The acting, by Sleeves alone, was bizarre in the best way possible. Clear and unscripted sounding dialog was delivered with such authenticity.

Watched it twice. I don't do that.

Mefune Akira
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on November 8, 2007
- jase180

I am at a loss here, as this is clearly one of the most unique films I have seen on the site. I mean, just the thought process that went into making this astounds me.

Well Voiced, well shot, (some minor lip sync issues aside) this is just, I dunno, amazingly clever and sweet. Wow, just wow.

Nice work, I hope to see you visit the forums, as your are one unique filmmaker.

Posted on November 8, 2007
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

haha at the beginning I thought... ehhrrr what?
but then... funny and romantic! =) great work!

Posted on April 23, 2007
- Wilder1

Fantastic !!
I loved this movie, to be perfectly honest. It was heartwarming and touching, and hilarious. The story was very original and different, and unlike any I've seen. Amazing.
The VOs shined hugely in this film, and gave everyone and everything personality and warmth. I cant even find adequate words for what i think of this film. But the first thing that comes to mind is simply Wow.

Posted on January 4, 2007
- thethunderthatisaaron

Five stars all the way. Once he picked up the car, I just couldn't stop laughing.

Posted on October 17, 2006
- CarlLinde

this was the funniest movie at TMO. The sheriff was awesome and that hideous song was hilarious

Posted on September 23, 2006
- Melghoul1

Very funny yet touching romantic-comedy. I really enjoyed the music, even outside the car lol.

Posted on September 20, 2006
- insanewarrior69

Wow, that was very touching at the end! The custom music was amazing i really liked it. This really is one of my all time favorite TMO movies! You are one of the best directors I've seen on this web site. The subway is a classic and This movie puts you over the top you have out done yourself sleeves! Great job! this movie made my day man. Thank you for making such a great movie for everyone to enjoy! Sleeves i wish i could make movies like you!

Posted on September 7, 2006
- edlup56

You are creative there is no doubt about that. I think i would get dizzy spending a minute in your mind. To say this movie was original would be like saying WW 2 was a skirmish. The characters were very interesting and unique
and your use of prop placement (car) and the characters movements were fantastic I do not know how you got the car to stay in the air like that
But you can bet i am going to try to find out. Overall the movie was very enjoyable
But a word of advice please stick to movie making because your singing will never make it (outside of a car)

Oh and the one thing that bothered me about the movie is that i didn't get sick from the song OMG does that mean I must be inlove with the main character Yuch!! LOL

Posted on August 20, 2006
- Streberking

I didn't expect somebody else than Psychokatalog to make movies like that, but you proofed me wrong.
You made a totaly strange but beautifull movie and get the rating for that.

Posted on August 19, 2006
- Meowan

Great Man!! Really Great.

Posted on June 27, 2006
- DJ93

Brilliant!!!!!! great plot and the Vos were the best quality I've heard on TMO 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on June 25, 2006
- JUNO100

At last! A movie i can genuinely say i enjoyed! This is actually the highest rating i have given to a movie and suprisingly this movie came so close to getting the five gleaming stars. In fact up to the three quarters mark it looked definately about to get the five stars, unfortunately then the tiny little mistake crept in, and it bugged me, then there was a few more little things that began to bug me so that by the end i really had no option but to give this a high four star rating. But then I changed my mind because this movie was excellent and thankfully I give the movie heart in such a tragic tale.

Before i go slightly more critical about the movie i will first state all of the things i did like in this movie. I am glad to say this movie at least still touched me and managed to convey the emotions of the victims extremely well. this blended terrific and downright great moments with smaller moments from the original movies game. I was happy to see this is a proper movie rather than an "oh look at me i have a deep voice!" movie. This has a purpose and mainly gave that purpose very well. The news section at the beggining managed to show some cool stuff from the game while strcitly remaining realistic and benefited the movie entirely. Also the dialogue was pretty good and the music played excellently in the background.

Overall this was a very strong movie that highly beenfits from the game, my moans are that it could be longer and just some editing issues. Overall a great movie that i am eagerly awaiting the sequel for.

PS. Rate my movies!

Posted on June 18, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Cinema at its best..I forgot the time by viewing..
Respect to this good made movie.....
An excellent Voiceacting..

Film on!!!

Posted on June 17, 2006
- cecilbdemovies

Very funny subtle humor, which I love. Only slightly marred by an abrupt ending. That WAS an annoying song- outside the car, haha. Definitely one of the most bizarre, creative, yet strangely compelling movies I've ever seen on TMO.

Posted on June 11, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

initial thoughts....hmmmmmmmmm

a strange tale of love.... and i took it as the way romance and courtship can be awkward at first, but the efforts can pay off in the end. The misunderstood character known only as the germantican is the classic anti-hero. Watching his rise to glory... or in this case love was fantastic.

Such a great cast of characters and all their dialogue parts made them all so distinct...i was impressed...

it was such a creativly crafted story that really make you keep watching to see if it comes to a point at some juncture, and fortunately it does and that to me was the germantican finally being able to express his true feelings to his love...and her acceptance of his true beauty....

maybe i looked into all of this a bit too deeply...but this is what i got out of this movie......

Wait!!! i just noticed that this is supposed to be a comedy??? maybe i mistook the point of the movie and i should now take time to slam it on how i didnt find it all that funny...if i even did.

Posted on June 5, 2006
- ArtificialArtist

may i point out this is absolutely hilarious.
And a beautiful romance :)
As always brilliant voice-acting.
throwaxe is absolutely right in that point, it grows on you

93,8/100

Posted on June 4, 2006
- plopphizz

I don't think you are capable of creating less than a five star movie, although it is difficult to create anything living in the shadow of the Subway series (which I still think is the best set of movies on here). I must admit I had no clue what was going on in this movie for the first half, it is so strange, yet somehow it wraps up nicely. The comedy was okay, I still think your greatest strength is your characters and dramatic writing and strange ideas, and that the love story was the strongest part. Voice acting was good, but you didn't have the diversity you achieved in Subway. I could tell it was you doing all the voices in this movie, whereas Subway, I had no clue. The music is beautiful and you have a great voice. I'm very glad you are making movies again after such a long time. -- Ploppy.

Posted on June 3, 2006
- chrisu69

wow.....great movie 11 Minutes of great comedy!

Posted on June 1, 2006
- starworks

That was good, who knew it would be better in the car then out lol

I like happy endings as well, oh and made me grin with those funny parts :)

Posted on June 1, 2006
- murpheykid

This is a great movie. A truley supurb romantic comedy.

Posted on June 1, 2006
- derbyrams

Amazing movie!! Defiantly original and amazing!!! WOO!! that was amazing!!!
Excellent voice-overs!! amazing cast!!!! Wonderful work Sleeves, this is just as good as your superb Subway Series!!!
xxxxxxxxxxxx derbyrams
p.s. I really enjoyed it!!!!

Posted on May 31, 2006
- Max-Rul

I just noticed I saw this movie 5 times now so I thought it would be time to rate this one. The song at the beginning was brilliantly hidious and the song at the end was brilliantly beautiful. Very well done. I agree with THROWAXE however, this is more romance, but there are some good jokes in it, so it would be more a movie of the romantic-movie-with-some-well-placed-jokes-in-it genre.

Posted on May 31, 2006
- thomaschan

Quite funny and excellent movie. oh and cool music, i like it.
Fantastic Voice. I really like your movies and the story you wrote. (^^)

If you don't mind, check out my latest movie. hope you enjoy it (^^)

Posted on May 29, 2006
- AxeCinema

weird, funny, and gives that warm fuzzy feeling inside. beautful....

Posted on May 29, 2006
- DiscordDevil666

that was touching

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Dracin

Hehe, a good laugh, and cool music.
A great movie man, sry for the short review got to go, going to forget it if I postpone it, :D

Posted on May 28, 2006
- capemedia

I do feel the music in this was outstanding; seriously to make something sound that bad takes a musical genius (Someone playing a car????) ;) You always write interesting and deep meaning movies, but I prefer your serious stuff to this romance/comedy. Even though, this is still a 5 star movie, for its originality.

Posted on May 27, 2006
- micha83

I love your movies^^
Fantastic voice!!!


Jack the Ripper Part 2 is online:
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/83607

Posted on May 26, 2006
- Bezzer36

For originality, this stands alone here on TMO...I can honestly say that I've never seen anything quite like this.

Full marks for all the usual sleeves trademarks which are all incorporated here to the absolute max...whatever you're taking sleeves, keep taking it...because it seems to be doing the job nicely.

Posted on May 24, 2006
- Mildheadwound

The dialectical slurs and clicks really did it for me. And did i hear a chalkboard being scraped? I must get that sound from you. You don't know what direction it was facing when it was recorded? Excellent all around and veritable smorgasbord of one-liners that would floor your uncle.

Posted on May 24, 2006
- Rainbow_6

excellent movie my friend Sleeves. you are a god.

:)

Posted on May 24, 2006
- CronicClapper

This movie was all about dialouge and it worked like a charm. Two problems I saw in this and thats it. And they were so small it didn't matter. When he chased him and the girl laughing. Thats it. In a movie not moved by action but by the conversations that they had. The sheriff is hands down one of the best characters on TMO. This is a great comedy romance. The ladies should like this one. The VA acting was spot on. Nothing could make you think they weren't the actors. Beautiful choice of scenes at all times besides the two I mentioned. Overall I'm really impressed with this movie. A kind of movie you don't see everyday on TMO.

Posted on May 24, 2006
- kwistufa

Brilliant 1st Class Excellence. GREAT comedy VO's.. The Sherriff's voice and dialogue.. Hilarious. All voices were great but He cracked me up Hugely.
The editing % Scenes were just perfect. The BG sounds.. superb. The Story was fantastic,,I loved it! The song at the end in the Car was pretty damn cool too.
An excellent excellent Movie. Wow!

Posted on May 23, 2006
- StevenKreg

Yea cool movie sleeves, thanks for the original concept... these are the kind of unique ideas we come to TMO to see!

Posted on May 23, 2006
- DNR

Simply fantastic...editing was flawless VO's were great..Nice job

Posted on May 23, 2006
- postmodernchuck

Oddities come and go, but true invention stays on you like a stink that won't wash away. Brushing aside the subgenre of "cheap novelty," The Germantican blitzes through the pretenders with some of the most deliciously twisted writing, absurd VO performances, and out-and-out irritating music since The Residents released "Duck Stab." But there's something more beyond the strange and funny qualities -- something that pulses behind its seemingly facile grin. It's a heart. This movie is all heart, thumping loudly and resounding clearly - finally, finally! - when we hear the roaring crescendos of the beautiful song that plays over that final scene. This is not strange for strange's sake -- this is intricately designed, wide-eyed-gee-willickers REAL moviemaking that makes the art snobs (present company included) scrape at every corner for deeper meaning -- and even when our theories run dry, our hearts still soar from the walloping power this movie packs.

This is what great filmmaking is all about. And though I was really itching for more Subway (*nudge, nudge*), this really exceeded my expectations and made me explode with glee. I love this movie, Sleeves, and darn you for making me fall in love again. Of course, it's the sort of movie that makes you want to fall in love again... that, or play tennis.

Excellent, excellent work. One of my new favorites.

Posted on May 23, 2006
- Stominbam

a good differant movie, a good differant , nice idea for a movie , 4.2 stars

Posted on May 23, 2006
- Dylen

Very different, weird, twisted. At the beginning I was totally turned off by the whole thing, but as it went along it just seemed to get better and better. A movie like no other TMO movie out there. Extremely original. Dunno how well it will do chartwise. I get the feeling some people are just gonna say "Huh?". 4.5 stars rounded up.

Posted on May 23, 2006
- kaipan

I didn't expect something like this film from Sleeves. Haha, that was really a very special film, somehow I felt a little bit strange to see you making comedy even though I know you got sense of humour. Anyway, Really glad to see you making film again!

Posted on May 23, 2006
- JazzX

I was a bit worried for a moment. The "I`m going to shoot you" speech - such a pathetic cop out in 90% of films.

But this film instead had real imagination and excellent music (until the "in-car" music that is - I much preferred the dissonant stuff).

A very original film with well acted dialogue throughout. The best music-based movie on the site (the only one, maybe, that's not an outright music video).

Posted on May 22, 2006
- ubernewbie

Captivating from start to finish. The deputy was a strange character, i like him. Something about his character just grabs your attention. It glides alone with witty dialogue and you don't know where it's going to lead. Excellent entertainment value.

Posted on May 22, 2006
- decadentpictures

I knew this would be special right away. I think this is something that was sorely lacking on TMO... a gentle heartwarming tale of odd and likeable characters. I like these in real life movies, and I like them on TMO. A great romantic comedy.
-sherwinliu
from Decadent Pictures

Posted on May 22, 2006
- jackalbane

Definitely hit me on multiple levels. Very glad I watched it. The character and script-work were very well done and it was definitely not your normal romantic comedy. Always new and innovative, I see. Very cool.

Posted on May 22, 2006
- yeagmaster

That was a truly incredible movie. I mean, brilliant story to this.

It is one of those flicks that seems so off the wall and strange and then suddenly it is all so very clear. I REALLY enjoyed this and even downloaded it.

Ok, you expect great VOs, coming from THE VOICE. The Germantican and the Deputy? were slightly similar at times, but the voice of the tennis playing Sheriff was excellent. Also, have you ever heard of Steven Wright, the comedian. Your voice reminds me of him sometimes. Strange, I have been trying to figure that out for some time now.

The editing was some of the best. Nice use of scenes on different sets too. This gave everything a fresh look.

The song was excellent. Great choice for this. The singer sounded a little like you. Did you also sing the song? Either way, this was also very good.

I don't know what else to say. This is a very original and creative use of the game. I love your imagination. You are simply one of the best at this!

Posted on May 22, 2006
- Buccura

I really don't know what to think of it. But all I know is your work always compels in multiple ways. Its hard to really set a genre to something like this. It could be comedy, romance, and also horror in a way because somehow it scared me a little. Its brillaint though how if she was in the car, she heard a very lovely song. I seriously envy your creative skills. Even if I tried, I don't know if I could ever make as compelling movies as you do.

Some in my position may ask if we should team up one day, but to be honest, I don't know if I could measure up to you justly. You sir are a true legend of TMO. So for all that is good and well get this in the top 5!

Posted on May 22, 2006
- db4321

What can I say except superb. As original as it is weird, as delightful as it is engaging, what a gem this movie is. Excellent characters, excellent story and excellent VOs. Who cares whether this is supposed to be a comedy, a romance or whatever! It's just a great movie. Simple as that. It deserves to do well.

Posted on May 22, 2006
- KirinRiotCrash

Quick Review: You owe me a lunch, Sleeves. ;)

Well ... I do like this movie quite a bit. It's a weird kind of Comedy, the kind of Comedy I like. It is definitely different, I mean, I'm not familiar of other movies that would use a vehicle as a musical instrument. Unique, original, and totally out there.

I'm also not a big fan of love stories but this is an interesting love story and I think I would watch it over and over because it feels so different.

On the technical side, I do like the prop use and the scene selection when it comes to playing the car. Crazy stuff!

Overall, it's a great movie and I highly recommend it to anyone that likes this kind of strange and oddball humor.

Posted on May 22, 2006
- visualstudios

What a great Romantic Comedy! After all the laughs it makes you feel warm inside :)
The story was a unique one and the laughs that this movie gave me were great! I can't believe you did the VO for the Sheriff! He was the greatest though, reminded me of myself slightly, A very funny character!

Although the pace of the movie was slow at times it easily sped up with the jokes you created!

I nearlly forgot to mention how great the song was and as I said in the Blackbird Music video - If I ever become a music producer I will come looking for you!

You will always be a master of movie making and voice acting in my eyes, a real Legend!

VS

Posted on May 22, 2006
- thebaloob123

This wasn't really a comedy more of a romance or a Romantic Comedy! But still I loved it!!!

Posted on May 22, 2006
- Dulci

You have a knack for creating truly unusual characters. I have never seen nor heard anything like this - it was nothing like I had imagined. You truly are a gifted filmmaker, voice actor, and musician!

Posted on May 22, 2006
- FoDooG

Oh, boy... Oh, boy... Oh, MAN, that was wonderful... Yes, maybe a bit weird in the first place, but then, when everything (kind of) unfolds. This was one of the best movies I saw here in the last couple of days... The cinematography, the use of sounds and music, the characters, the transitions...... Advantage sleeves! Game Set Movie! Clever use of scenes and props. Clever, as clever can be!

No more words... watch this!

Posted on May 22, 2006
- sisch

Wow, what a... hey, you`re cheating, this is a romance! And a very special one... the song was really beautiful (heard sitting in the car :-))! I liked the sheriff, poor guy, no one will play tennis with him, and you are a great voiceactor, doing all these voices by yourself and never sounding the same... also the special effect with the Germatican lifting the car, very well done. This movie appeals very much to my sense of humour, but still... Romance! ;-)

Posted on May 22, 2006
- MEGA-DEATH

LOL LOL And More LOL a must see Funny FLICK nice song except for the beginning
it was a great attempt at comedey.CHAINSAW APPROVED COMEDEY

Posted on May 22, 2006
- Vincenzo_Damatta

Good job good editing, the music was nice

please check my studio =)

Posted on May 22, 2006
- the_richman

WOW! Very well done! Liked it! That was great! Great job! BRILLIANT! PERFECT! Film on!!! I�??m speachless! Please check out my movie: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/82932

Posted on May 22, 2006
- THROWAXE

My first thought would be... weird! And my second, and my third, LOL. But it grows on you, and how. It's not a comedy, it's a romance and a very touching one at that. Some impressive movie making here: great characters, coming right out of a David Lynch film (or at least out of his universe), outstanding voices (can't believe you did the sheriff too). And that sheriff was absolutely hilarious (the tennis outfit). Very clever editing with the car lifting, totaly hidious song (and beautiful at the same time ;))
The parts with the indian were a bit slow, but the story keeps you entertained, not to say intrigued. Absolutely original movie and very entertaining. Great job. (Does Molyneux knows he in this, LOL)

Posted on May 22, 2006
- bobcod01

I love that line 'it drives me bugs' with the sheriff's voice! I dont really have that much to say on it otherwise... but it was good

Posted on May 22, 2006
- Sbhedges

HAHAHA man I'm peeing myself right now, Great comedy and loved it to pieces !!! Also alot of excellent music and I really enjoyed this movie alot !!
Another good one Sleeves

Posted on May 22, 2006
- ThePunisher99

wooow...cool movie...hut up...^^ plz watch my new movie..thx...
this is a great idea with the car on hands...amazing..^^

Posted on May 22, 2006