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Holy Spirit (2018)

Satire about a young man from the countryside, who is talked into becoming a Jesus protagonist for a whisky brand, turns into a media star and is soon caught up in a series of murders.


Mike Baran


Mike Baran
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Schuster ... Gustl Wanninger / Jesus
Michael Foerster ... Harry Sandmann
Stefanie Mendoni ... Babsi Boxleitner
Matthias Kostya ... Lorenz Stöger
Franz Westner Franz Westner ... Walter Lutrop
Ottfried Fischer Ottfried Fischer ... Buddha
Bobo Eberl Bobo Eberl ... Römer / Barkeeper Luigi
Ralph M. Küster Ralph M. Küster ... Monsignore Hauptmann
Erika Fischer-Laughlin Erika Fischer-Laughlin ... Maria Wanninger
Johannes Glocke Johannes Glocke ... Leopold Wanninger
Andreas Haun Andreas Haun ... Sekretär / Moritatensänger
Eva-Katrin Hermann Eva-Katrin Hermann ... Sarah Apfelböck
Katharina Mehlich Katharina Mehlich ... Maria Magdalena / Gina
Katja Neufingerl Katja Neufingerl ... TV-Reporterin
Verena Rendtorff Verena Rendtorff ... Vera Sandmann / Eva


Harry Sandmann, head of a Munich advertising agency, is trying to come up with an inspiring idea for the market launch of a new brand of Bavarian whisky. One day he goes to the village of Radlkofen in Lower Bavaria to visit the carpenter Leopold Wanninger. On seeing Wanninger's son in the carpenter's workshop, he is fascinated to note that the young man looks just like Jesus. Suddenly Sandmann has a vision that could potentially solve all his problems. The idea begins to take shape: the whisky is to be called "Holy Spirit", and Sandmann is able to launch a cheeky publicity campaign with Leopold Wanninger's son, Gustl. Appearing as a whisky-drinking "Jesus" in humorous TV commercials, Gustl rapidly becomes a media star. "Holy Spirit" sales figures skyrocket. But tragedy strikes at the peak of his success: a young woman is cruelly murdered and Gustl of all people falls under suspicion. Having shot to stardom, Gustl Wanninger is suddenly dropped like a hot potato. Could he really be the ... Written by Karin Lueders

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funny and mysterious
20 September 2020 | by mail-43122See all my reviews

Some storys run in parallel. One wonders how they will lead to an end. The resolution takes place at the very end in a way nobody would expect.

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19 December 2019 (Germany) See more »

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Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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