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...
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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... 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 »
Sky du Mont
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.
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
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 »
Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this ... See full summary »
Pappa ante portas is witty, intelligent, very clever, very well made, nicely cast, mean, and - we all have to admit it - truer to life than we would like it to be. Loriots humor is based upon his own experience with the German Middle and Upper Classes, Loriot being a part of the Upper Class himself. True self-irony and reflective humor can only spring from knowing ones own faults. Formidable! Watch it! (I wonder if they could make an English synchro of it)
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