Heinzi Boesel and Kurt Fellner are two Austrian health inspectors forced to work together, traveling through Austria. Over time a beautiful friendship evolves between the odd couple who ... See full summary »
A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.
Alfons Zischl, mayor of Hindafing, tries to give his community a new image by building a mall for organic food. Soon enough the whole village is taking part in his corrupt games, entangling Zischl in growing debt and dubious obligations.
When Georg loses his job, he conceals the fact from his younger wife Johanna, who wants a child with him. Instead, he embarks upon a campaign of revenge against his former boss and begins to renovate a roller-coaster with an old school friend.
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.
Awesome series from Austria! Great acting/cast, well written & beautifully absurd drama & dark comedy mix.
The plot takes some bizarre turns, yet it stays reasonable... or, to be more precise, whatever might seem reasonable in such a small, set back town (village?!) like Braunschlag. And all the strange characters that happen to be part of the towns' community.
Since I am a native German speaker I can't tell if Braunschlag delivers the same good in a subtitled version. But if you've ever found yourself enjoying subtitled movies from, well, mid Europe, you should definitely give Braunschlag a try.
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