Dr. Peter Roland, a Geneva TV reporter and prankster, is ordered as punishment to cover the German schools. So he cheats his brother in law William 'Willy' Tell to steal his identity as ... See full summary »
Collectable stamps trader Kurt Nietnagel's son Pepe recently transferred from a private boarding school to Mommsen gymnasium (classical high school), but is also already its king of ... See full summary »
Gila von Weitershausen,
Pepe Nietnagel's bunch's pranks make their school a logical choice for the ministry of education to reassign an elite teacher to. The choice falls on overqualified Dr. Peter Bach, who seems... See full summary »
Ausgerechnet Siggi, der Sohn des Bildungsministers, ist durchs Abitur gerasselt. Anstatt mit seinen musikbegeisterten Freunden weiter an ihrem selbstkomponierten Jazz-Musical zu arbeiten, ... See full summary »
A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.
The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son ... See full summary »
Giessen's gymnasium director Gottlieb Taft hopes a ploy will make the school's centennial a prank-free success: he enrolls his nerdy nephew Ewalt Kunst as spy in Pepe's dreaded class. Some ... See full summary »
"Betragen ungenügend!" is the seventh and final film from the West German German-language film series about the Lümmel, a bunch of students who keep playing pranks on their teachers, led by Pepe Notnagel (Hansi Kraus). While Kraus was the star early on in the series, the focus switched more and more away from him to veteran actor Theo Lingen who played the school's principal in all these movies. And in this last work, it is all about him being forced to retire or retire voluntarily and spend more time with his family. But when it's about to happen, the students realize that they actually love their principal. This 85minute film is my second least favorite from the franchise and only the sixth film is worse. Luckily, here the action is once again at the school for the most part and it is also a bit about the pranks again. However, I did not like at all that Knörz was depicted as a main antagonist here and suddenly power-hungry and mean. I always saw a likable slob in him in the previous films. It's fine they wanted to go for some character development, but in my opinion it was not working out. So the franchise ends sadly on a low note after being really prolific with 7 films in under 5 years. Kraus had clearly grown up by the early 1970s. The thing I liked the most here was probably the music and the ending was actually kinda touching too. But 2 strong songs and Lingen's convincing way to close the franchise are not enough to make up for all the mediocrity. I do not recommend the watch. Thumbs down.
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