For their fifth wedding anniversary, Albert and Birgit have a party for their best friends in their house in the countryside. But the party becomes a very dangerous event. Unknown ...
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For their fifth wedding anniversary, Albert and Birgit have a party for their best friends in their house in the countryside. But the party becomes a very dangerous event. Unknown involvements arise and lead to the destruction of friendships. Birgit slept with Albert's best friend, but Albert doesn't know about it, yet. He only noticed her coming home very late and freshly showered. Suspicious, his main reason for inviting his friends is: Do I have the right to know what happened with my wife that night? Birgit doesn't want to tell him because she only spent the night with another man to give their boring marriage a new impulse. And it worked well.
This low-budget production settles the no smoking debate. Smoke wins. The movie's secret hero, mild-mannered Vadim, is an exiled Russian with no direction home. He has nothing left but the occasional cigarette to soothe his homesick heart. At his own wedding, a self-important bunch of suburban thirty-somethings makes the lost man plead for mercy: "May I smoke in the kitchen? Outside, they won't let me." What else do we need to see that the witch hunt has gone too far? - Some sources say the production cost EUR 2000, others say EUR 10.000. Either way, this is a true bargain. Don't miss it if you like David Mamet or Jim Jarmusch.
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