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Meine schöne Bescherung (2007)

A couple celebrates Christmas with their 3 ex-husbands, 1 ex-wife and everyone's new partners.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sara Meinhold
... Jan Meinhold
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Rita
... Pauline
... Erich
... Andi
Rosa Enskat ... Eva
Andreas Windhuis ... Gunnar
... Thomas
Ursula Doll ... Anne
Alexandra Neldel ... Isabell
Petra Kelling ... Inge
... Helena
... Max (as Bjarne Ingmar Mädel)
... Carina Schmitz
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Jan and Sara have a patchwork family: Sara has been married three times before falling in love with Jan and she brought one child from every previous marriage into this family. Jan has only been married once before and he, too, brought a child into this family. Now, Sara invited all their ex-spouses along with their new partners and children to celebrate Christmas with them. While they are makes jibes at each other, Sara reveals that she is pregnant with Jan's child - except Jan has sterilized himself without telling Sara. Who is the father of his child? All of Sara's ex-husbands are immediately suspect and Jan is adamant about finding out.

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Messy Christmas  »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)
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Brilliant X-mas comedy and extraordinary who's done it? "criminal" case.
17 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

We can't see anything. We are in a closet. Obviously we are not alone. A human arm, a piece of a face, heavy breathing. What - for heavens sake - is this? Cut. The closet from the outside. It's a big old fashioned wardrobe, suitcases and trunks on top of it. The wardrobe is being pushed hardly from the inside, the trunks are shaking. We are hearing a background music medley of cheerful bright jubilating Christmas carols. At the fortissimo point the doors of the closet spring open – and the wardrobe spits out a merry human couple – a man and his wife. Both are landing - still in a hug- on the carpet of a sleeping room.

This could be the beginning of a tasteless low brow plot which would give us a pain in the neck. The opposite is the case. Meine schoene Bescherung is a rejoicing brilliant firework of points, gags and astonishing twists and turns of an amusing story line performed by a powerful ensemble of divergent characters. It's a plea for living in community and companionship – and it's a pleading for the satisfaction we can take advantage of, if we dare to decide for a living with our children.

Heino Ferch and Martina Gedeck at their best.


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