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To save his town Braunschlag from bankruptcy, the mayor decides to fake a Marian apparition. This black-humored farce revolves around greed, corruption, churchianity and alcohol.




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Series cast summary:
Robert Palfrader Robert Palfrader ...  Gerri Tschach 8 episodes, 2012
Maria Hofstätter ...  Herta Tschach 8 episodes, 2012
Nicholas Ofczarek ...  Richard Pfeisinger 8 episodes, 2012
Nina Proll ...  Elfi Pfeisinger 8 episodes, 2012
Manuel Rubey Manuel Rubey ...  Banyardi 8 episodes, 2012
Adina Vetter Adina Vetter ...  Silke 8 episodes, 2012
Sabrina Reiter ...  Babs Tschach 8 episodes, 2012
Christopher Schärf Christopher Schärf ...  Ronnie 8 episodes, 2012
Simon Schwarz ...  Katzlbrunner 8 episodes, 2012
Raimund Wallisch Raimund Wallisch ...  Reinhard Matussek 8 episodes, 2012
Branko Samarovski Branko Samarovski ...  Feist sen. 8 episodes, 2012
Thomas Stipsits Thomas Stipsits ...  Feist jr. 8 episodes, 2012
Stefanie Reinsperger Stefanie Reinsperger ...  Polizistin Gerti 8 episodes, 2012
Erol Nowak Erol Nowak ...  Polizist Hannes 8 episodes, 2012
Gabriela Schmoll Gabriela Schmoll ...  Mutter Tschach 8 episodes, 2012
Libgart Schwarz Libgart Schwarz ...  Frau Berner / ... 7 episodes, 2012
David Miesmer ...  Kevin 6 episodes, 2012
Johannes Thanheiser Johannes Thanheiser ...  Alter Matussek 5 episodes, 2012
David Wurawa ...  Pfarrer 5 episodes, 2012
Inge Maux Inge Maux ...  Mutter Herta 4 episodes, 2012
Ronald Seboth Ronald Seboth ...  Russe 4 episodes, 2012
Martina Spitzer Martina Spitzer ...  Mucki 3 episodes, 2012
Karlheinz Hackl ...  Herr Berner 3 episodes, 2012
Johannes Krisch ...  Praschak 3 episodes, 2012
Michael Thomas Michael Thomas ...  Leo 3 episodes, 2012
Ruth Brauer Ruth Brauer ...  Gertrude 2 episodes, 2012
Karl Fischer ...  Kortner 2 episodes, 2012
Michael Fuith ...  Stefan Apfelthaler 2 episodes, 2012
Klaus Rott Klaus Rott ...  Kripobeamter 2 episodes, 2012
Bibiane Zeller Bibiane Zeller ...  Tante Cornelia 2 episodes, 2012
André Pohl André Pohl ...  Sanftmütiger Mann 2 episodes, 2012
Doris Schretzmayer ...  Gitti Kainz 2 episodes, 2012
Christa Urbanek Christa Urbanek ...  Greisslerin 1 episode, 2012
Johannes Zeiler ...  Arzt 2 episodes, 2012


The market town Braunschlag, on the outskirts of Austria close to the Czech Republic is bankrupt. The mayor, under pressure form Russian mafia creditors and state government has an idea after a night of too much alcohol in shabby town-disco: Only a miracle can rescue his position of mayor and his towns fate - they just have to convince the local UFO-nut that he has had a Marian apparition, and the influx of pilgrims will fill their bank accounts.

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A rarely, crazy, drama with some weaknesses
23 June 2020 | by DLochnerSee all my reviews

A series was rarely so close to Austria and its people. The story and idea of director and screenwriter David Schalko is as simple as it is effective. But that is not the point. Its about the people, the crazy characters, the dialect and the everyday problems of a small village at the end of the world.

The actors play their role with excellent credibility - above all Nicholas Ofczarek, whom I already knew from the series The Pass. As well as Robert Palfrader.

The story is mixed with scenes that are sometimes super exaggerated, some of which look like they are from a bad science fiction film. Perhaps the only scenes in which you notice that director and author David Schalko is a self taught artist. The second point of criticism may certainly be the weaker second half of the series, in which the tension partly flattens out completely and the story drags on for a long time. The big finale at the end makes up for a lot.

All in all a rarely, crazy, excellent drama comedy. Absolutely worthwhile and above all an absolute genre hit.

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18 September 2012 (Austria) See more »

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