Kati a successful advertising manager, dreams of a family with Jonas, who has been her boyfriend for eight years. As he doesn't like the plan at all, they start an argument. Kati finally ...
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Three brothers, a cook, an author and a convict, reunite to look for their father after their mother dies in Germany. Soon they realize that they know less about their mother (and have less in common) than they had thought.
Kati a successful advertising manager, dreams of a family with Jonas, who has been her boyfriend for eight years. As he doesn't like the plan at all, they start an argument. Kati finally decides to go to her sister Luise for Christmas instead of travelling to Mauritius with Jonas. This turns out to be a bad idea because she isn't the only guest Luise's family has to bear...Written by
I seem to be the first to write a review of this TV-film, which is a pity because Single Bells is one of the best Christmas comedies ever. I wonder if the film is ever shown abroad but nearly every year it is shown on the Austrian TV. Although in the meantime I know it by heart I still enjoy its black humor. A striking contrast to the many tame Christmas comedies made in Hollywood.
Best of all I like Inge Konradi and Johanna von Koczian as the two contrasting grandmothers, but all the actors are great: Mona Seefried as the frustrated housewife, Martina Gedeck as her career fixated sisters, and even the two child actors. Three years a sequence was made with the title "Oh Palmenbaum" (Oh palm tree)with the same characters celebrating Christmas on Mauritius. Although it didn't reach the level of the original it is still fun to watch.
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