In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple... See full summary »
A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.
Heinzi Boesel and Kurt Fellner are two Austrian health inspectors forced to work together, traveling through Austria. Over time a beautiful friendship evolves between the odd couple who ... See full summary »
Hage, the Holy Spirit, is writing a musical, when Jesus returns to earth at Christmas to prepare the apocalypse. To prevent this, Hage tries to convince him that mankind is worth saving with the help of a beautiful striptease dancer.
The newest film by Harald Sicheritz starring Roland Düringer and his old `Schlabarett' mates is different from the others (Hinterholz 8, Freispiel, Wanted etc.) in three points: it is faster and visually more evaluate; and it is not as exclusively Viennese. About half of the characters (and thank God also the actors) are of German origin. Düringer is the big loser this time, and the Germans are the winners because they have the better humour, more money and wits. None of them is nice, all the characters are extremely exaggerated and extremely unlikeable.
The plot of the film is confusing, the editing impressively fast and the dialogues are full of wickedness.
I'm still not sure what to think of Poppitz but it's definitely Harald Sicheritz's best film and worth watching.
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