Man, is that what that means? Yes! It is a play on the German saying of GELD ODER LEBEN (Your money or your life). Leber means "liver" in German. In fact, one of the characters gets a LIVER when they ask this question! Mike and Susanne Juing are desperate for money. To supplement their income, they resort to robbing banks and jewelry stores. They are pretty unsuccessful, except for one time! They manage to steal jewels and hide them in a goose in a grocery store.
After they celebrate their victorious robbery, they come back to the store where they hid the jewels. The goose has been sold! Thanks to the store owner, they get a list of the buyers and hunt for the jewels and the goose! Along the way, they meet many strange people, and even run into Austrian pop star, Falco.
GELD ODER LEBER is a neat, compact little comedy that runs only 80 minutes. While a lot of it is unbelievable, it is has some neat sight gags and was a GREAT way to practice my Deutsch! Mike Krueger and Ursula Monn are fun enough and make for a nice couple.
However, the soundtrack is the best part! Austrian pop band EAV sing several songs for the soundtrack.
Falco sings a live version of his hit, THE SOUND OF MUSIK! That alone, is worth admission.
All said, it is a pity it is not widely available in the states! It was never released here, but if you can get a hold of the DVD if you visit Austria and/or Germany and have a region free DVD player it is worth it! Especially if you love Falco's music.
That's my rant! Bodger1
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