Ex-marriage swindler Ewald Honig arrives in East Berlin from West Germany in order to spend a quiet evening of his life with his daughter Ina. He is already in his mid-fifties. Ina, an ... See full summary »
Ex-marriage swindler Ewald Honig arrives in East Berlin from West Germany in order to spend a quiet evening of his life with his daughter Ina. He is already in his mid-fifties. Ina, an apple fallen not far from the tree, is still trying to rehabilitate her cash flow with the help of a few gullible, gray-haired men. While he seeks to dissuade her from doing so by cementing her marriage to her next "victim," several women of advanced age make it difficult for Ewald to resist their own seductions. Searching for Ewald, however, is the Hungarian criminal investigator Johanna Farkas, while the criminal psychologist Dr. Achim Engelhardt is tracking down Ina; both use their own peculiar methods. And since they both do not know each other, Achim mistakes Johanna for his suspect. So this mixed-up love story comes to a happy end. Written by
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Erwin Geschonneck can be regarded one of the most successful and beloved actors in East Germany. Unfortunately, he never achieved the fame he deserved in reunified Germany - best highlighted by the fact that German TV did not even use the opportunity of his 100th birthday to honor him with a retrospective. Geschonneck is a marriage swindler in West Germany who comes back to his native East Berlin in order to retire and dedicate his remaining time to his daughter. Yet, she is just a chip off the old block and works in the same "business". Father and daughter both try to get some money out of it while the police already tries to tighten the sling... The interaction between Geschonneck and his fabulous co-stars is really worthwhile watching. For me, this is one of the best comedies produced by East German DEFA studios.
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