Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the...
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After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »
Vicco von Bülow,
Vicco von Bülow,
Otto, a young man from East-Frisia comes to the big city (Hamburg) to make his fortune. Most of all he is engaged with two problems: How can he impress Silvia, a rich young girl, and where ... See full summary »
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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »
Otto is the only one who is able to save his Frisian fatherland; but he needs the help of his brother, who is abroad. But his brother does not want to fulfill what he has sworn as a child. ... See full summary »
Marijan David Vajda,
Hans Peter Hallwachs
Otto loses his flat, because he could not pay the rent. To work off his rent arrears he is doing dirty work for the caretaker. Just now Gaby moves into the house and Otto falls in love, but Gaby has eyes only for Amboss the bodybuilder.
Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the role of women in society in his carnival club. When he meets psychologist Margarete Tietze, "Pussi" finally begins to rebel against his dominant mother. Written by
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The first movie that was released in both East and West Germany at the same day (10 March 1988). See more »
When Paul comes home for the first time, he accidentally tries to open his neighbour's door instead of his own. He walks down the stairs afterwards and opens his own door. These two doors are actually the same. The pattern on the lower marble wall is exactly the same, the name on the mail box is the same (also too short for his last name "Winkelmann"). Furthermore, the shadows on the wall and the door indicate that the shots were taken on different times of the day. See more »
I watched this movie for about the tenth time tonight. Loriot was an absolute genius who found a worthy counterpart in Evelyn Hamann. May they both rest in peace. Their brilliant observations of postwar Western-German society shall live forever! I am going to kill you if there is violet around, by the way. Well then, what else is there to say to meet the comment requirements? At least that I would like to be such an exact observer as Loriot used to be. I am trying. And shouldn't we all try to hit the can somewhere in our life? Maybe it would do us some good. And now IMDb keeps asking me to write more words. OK, so let us keep roaming in our thoughts . Would it not be good if we all had a closer look at what is going on around us? I mean, should we rather not talk to our neighbour instead of looking at the greater context? I do not have many more things to say about this movie but I keep on writing for I have to write a minimum of ten lines here to get my review published. This is indeed rather annoying for I do not claim to be a comedian.
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