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Frau Böhm sagt Nein (2009)

An unyielding clerk responsible for the payment of the salaries and bonus of the board members influences the buyout of her company.


Connie Walter


Dorothee Schön
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Senta Berger ... Rita Böhm
Lavinia Wilson ... Ira Engel
Johanna Gastdorf ... Frau Heisterkamp
Thomas Huber Thomas Huber ... Dr. Horst Hochfeld
Ralf Dittrich Ralf Dittrich ... Wirtschaftsprüfer Herr Jung
Folker Banik Folker Banik ... Herr Jacobs
Pierre Shrady ... Herr Schmidt
Sierk Radzei Sierk Radzei ... Herr Maier
Oliver Broumis ... Ron Rickman
Anna Grisebach Anna Grisebach ... Frau Neumeyer
Jürgen Haug Jürgen Haug ... Finanzvorstand Dr. Schwarz
Michael Abendroth Michael Abendroth ... Personalvorstand Herr Dressel
Steve Hudson ... Patrick Turner
Stella Holzapfel Stella Holzapfel ... Pauline Engel
Jörg Malchow Jörg Malchow ... Braunhaariger LKA-Kommissar


An unyielding clerk responsible for the payment of the salaries and bonus of the board members influences the buyout of her company.

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Release Date:

21 October 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Sekretärin See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Despite a disclaimer, parts of the movie are inspired by the takeover battle of Mannesmann AG by Vodafone, and the subsequent bonus payoffs to the Mannesmann management. The subplot about "company paid fun travels" is inspired by a scandal that happened at Volkswagen AG. See more »

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Plea for decency
22 October 2009 | by emkarpfSee all my reviews

You've read it in the newspaper, how shareholders change the fate of companies, a constant dance of sinking, rising, merging and destroying, strangely unrelated to the people actually doing the work. The made-for-TV movie does not offer any new insights, but still it is very recommendable as an earnest plea for decency. Decency is personified in the character of Frau Böhm, superbly performed by Senta Berger - never has she looked so unglamorous yet so beautiful and sincere. Frau Böhm is loyal to her employers to the last, taking care of the board of directors' wages. But suddenly she refuses to pay them their 80 million Euro bonuses for selling out the company. And after we have got to know the character, we know she couldn't decide differently - just look at the way she celebrates Christmas Eve all alone in her apartment. The best thing is that there actually was a woman who said No in real life, which inspired screenwriter Dorothee Schön to write the movie. So decency still seems to be around.

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