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Over My Dead Body (1995)

Nur über meine Leiche (original title)
After being unfaithful to her one time too much, Fred's wife has him shot dead by a killer. However, Fred manages to persuade Death to make a deal: He'll receive back his life if he frees ... See full summary »

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Rainer Matsutani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christoph M. Ohrt ... Fred Wischnewski
Katja Riemann ... Rita Hauser
Ulrike Folkerts Ulrike Folkerts ... Charlotte
Felix Eitner Felix Eitner ... Frosch
Julia Brendler ... Lisa
Udo Kier ... Killer
David Michael Williamson David Michael Williamson ... Tod
Claudia Schlenger Claudia Schlenger ... Gerda
Klaus Stiglmeier Klaus Stiglmeier ... Sanitäter 1 - Paramedic #1
Joseph Hannesschläger Joseph Hannesschläger ... Sanitäter 2 - Paramedic #2 (as Josef Hannesschläger)
Michael Gahr Michael Gahr ... Inspektor
Michael Schreiner Michael Schreiner ... Assistent
Manuela Riva Manuela Riva ... Empfangsdame - Receptionist
Uwe Rohde Uwe Rohde ... Taxifahrer - Cab Driver
Götz Otto ... Zuhälter 1 - Pimp #1
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After being unfaithful to her one time too much, Fred's wife has him shot dead by a killer. However, Fred manages to persuade Death to make a deal: He'll receive back his life if he frees from their misery three women whose hearts he had broken at lifetime. This task is not easy, but he receives help from wallflower Rita and from his mother who has been dead for five years... Written by Michael Hohmuth <hohmuth@inf.tu-dresden.de>

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Trivia

The Bayerischer Rundfunk was unwilling to finance a movie in which a naked turkey represented a dead person's soul, so the turkey was put into a dress. See more »

Goofs

Rita's underwear changes from white to red in the showdown outside her house. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits the Killer (Udo Kier) whispers his last words: "Das Leben geht weiter (life goes on)" See more »

Connections

Remade as Over My Dead Body See more »

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Bizarre and rather silly comedy with lots of good laughs
5 November 2001 | by bargrossSee all my reviews

The only thing this movie has in common with the standard German comedy is the fact that Katja Riemann is in it. Apart from this, it is really a unique trait - with very macabre and sometimes outright silly humor. Director Rainer Matsutani is better known for the one episode he did for the original Lexx series (the movie series, not the TV series that followed) and his taste for the fantastic and bizarre clearly shows in this black comedy, too. Fred is such a disgusting character that one is almost tempted to genuinely like him, as is his horrible wife Charlotte. If you're looking for an unusual German production, give this one a try (unless you're afraid of turkeys, of course...)


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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