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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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Storyline

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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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Over My Dead Body See more »

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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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 brace is missing during the last third of the movie. A cut scene showed her losing it when the spirit of Fred's ex-wife departs her body. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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Remade as Over My Dead Body See more »

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Would you believe - a German fantasy comedy ?
4 October 2006 | by dundureuterSee all my reviews

Germans are absolutely not funny. I know for I come from Germany. Germans cannot make movies fit for cinema - at least nobody did after Herzog and Fassbinder - because they cannot think "big" enough. Directors who can - Petersen or Emmerich - have emigrated to Hollywood already.

So what could you expect of a German fantasy comedy movie ? See, that's exactly what I expected... and I was surprised how good this film was. Fun, fantasy, a nearly surrealistic story and - not one of the virtues of German productions - good acting by main characters Ohrt and Riemann, the latter I believe to be one of the few Germans to rightfully deserve the title "actress". Just watch her in "Die Apothekerin" where she plays a black widow killing her lovers and husbands and still remains kind of funny and pleasantly.

One of the most entertaining German comedies ... ever !


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