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,
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 »
Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian... See full summary »
Extremly popular 1970s sitcom referring to many political and social issues through the eyes of an average German family. Alfred Tetzlaff is a narrow-minded, reactionary patriarch living ... See full summary »
The birthday song for Renate's mother is based on the classic Swiss song "Freut euch des Lebens" (Enjoy your life), written by poet Johann Martin Usteri (1793) and the composer Hans Georg Nägeli (1795). One year earlier, in 1990, the original version of the song was sang in the GDR movie 'Die Sprungdeckeluhr'. See more »
When selling the scrubbing brush to Lohse the old couple mentions that they will give him cashback (Skonto) on specific ways of paying. However the term cashback in Germany is only used for the payment within a specific time period. See more »
Loriot(Vicco von Bülow) is possibly Germany's most wellknown comedian if we consider his comic books, his TV shows and his 2 films. His Prussian humor is unique and he prefers to be the pedantic gentleman who often struggles with tiny "errors" in his environment. "Pappa ante Portas" is the better of his 2 films where he plays a married man who disturbs his family because of his early retirement. Once again excellent his all time female companion Evelyn Hamann who plays his wife.
Overall rating: 9 (among the 5 best comedies of the 90s)
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