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Series cast summary:
 Paul Gabriel (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Adina Gabriel (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mavie Hörbiger ...
 Lilo Gabriel (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Maxi Warwel ...
 Sarah Gabriel (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Fritz Fischer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Maria Bachmann ...
 Alexandra Münzberger (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Karoline Kunz ...
 Franka Münzberger (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tobias van Dieken ...
 Christoph Münzberger (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ghadah Al-Akel ...
 Lilo Gabriel (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Fritz Hammel ...
 Markus Münzberger (8 episodes, 2006)
Sebastian Ströbel ...
 Luca (7 episodes, 2006)


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22 August 2005 (Germany)  »

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Pauvres millionnaires  »

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After season 1, the family's surname was changed from "Rafael" to "Gabriel". RTL changed the surname to avoid any relations to real existing personalities. See more »


The events of cutting off electricity or desperately trying to get money for food and a place to live, which increase the tragedy, would actually not be possible in Germany. The social welfare, which everyone who has a German citizenship can obtain, covers all the basic needs, even including such things as a TV and Internet access. Also, after losing his job, Paul Gabriel would actually receive an unemployment fare for at least one year, covering up to 80% of his former salary, which would obviously be still enough to keep a decent life style. See more »

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Decent German comedy
18 October 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

What happens when a wealthy family loses everything? They step down to live the "normal" life, move into a small apartment and struggle to earn money to pay for their living. This is a brilliant show for a German comedy, lacking the usual slapstick trash that we're sadly used to. Andrea Sawatzki, one of the most talented actresses around, brilliantly portrays the part of Adina, a woman who won't accept her social downfall and still wears her Gucci dress while crawling the waste can for bottles. If you live outside of Germany/Austria/Switzerland, you may not get the chance to check this one out, but it's definitely worth a try! Let's see if America picks up the concept...

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