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Single Bells (1998)

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 ... See full summary »




Credited cast:
Martina Gedeck ... Kati Treichl
Inge Konradi Inge Konradi ... Omama - Johannes Moors Mutter
Johanna von Koczian ... Lilibet Treichl - Luiserls und Katis Mutter
Mona Seefried Mona Seefried ... Luiserl Moor
Erwin Steinhauer ... Johannes 'Joe' Moor
Gregor Bloéb Gregor Bloéb ... Jonas Meixner
Mariella Hahn Mariella Hahn ... Sissi Moor
Thomas Thurgar Thomas Thurgar ... Gregor Moor (as Thomas Beyrhofer)
Adelheid Picha Adelheid Picha ... Jonas Meixners Sprechstundenhilfe
Barbara Demmer Barbara Demmer ... Kurzhaarige Blondine in Katis Büro
Nina Proll ... Langhaarige Blondine in Katis Büro
Susanne Michel Susanne Michel ... Rikki
Ina Lang Ina Lang ... (as Nina Lang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Proschat Madani Proschat Madani ... Flughafenmitarbeiterin
Elisabeth Orth Elisabeth Orth ... Frau Meixner
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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 fippi2000

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A brilliant black comedy
27 January 2015 | by m-de-werdSee all my reviews

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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22 December 1998 (Germany) See more »

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Karácsonyi lánykérés See more »

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