Urban Comedies: Harrinator
Harri Pinter is a jerk. For an Ice Hockey junkie, this is the ultimate compliment. The bare-knuckled 46 year old refuses to grow up and that causes his long term girlfriend to leave him for a man with his heart on his sleeve. Harri faces a mid life crisis on his own while getting ready to compete for his ex's heart. Game on.
Urban Comedies: Kebab Extra Hot
Mustafa is looking forward to a better future. The enemy he shares the building with, Johann, is broke. He and his bankrupt coffee house will soon be history. Then Mustafa's Turkish father-in-law announces his visit. Mustafa has not exactly told the old man the truth about his restaurant's rather modest success. Only Johann can save Mustafa from losing his honor. But this comes at a price
Urban Comedies: Faith for Beginners
Musa Lebemann with a Turkish background, drowns as a taxi driver until he falls in love with Aisha, the beautiful daughter of his strictly faithful boss (Ercan Durmaz). In order to win her heart, he, who can not do much with religion, must become a model Muslim. Shortly thereafter, he gets a restaurant from his taxist's wife - but under a small condition: he has to convert to Christianity. So at the same time become a Muslim and a Christian - an insoluble dilemma? Not for Musa!
Urban Comedies: Emergency Lies
Ready for some not-so-usual divorce craziness? Hubert and Helga are separated, and are both in new relationships. Their kids are fine with it. Life goes on, even if they don't always get along. They all reunite in Herbert's parents' home in Graz to celebrate their grandmother's birthday together. Patricia, Herbert's girlfriend, is going to meet everyone for the first time. But it quickly becomes clear that the ill, elderly woman isn't aware of any changes in her son's private life. The family agrees to protect her by acting as if nothing has changed. The birthday dinner goes smoothly until they are all on edge, exhausted, drunk and desperate to the point where they don't remember who they are supposed to be - or to want to be with.
Lost & Found
Kristin doesn't really feel like having a birthday party. Forty and single! What is there to celebrate? Then she is given a lost suitcase that her closest friend, Lenny, has bought for her from an airport auction. Of all things, it is this that signals the start of the adventure of her life. She finds love letters that are beautiful enough to make her cry, and so Kristin dives helter-skelter into a search for the lovers who have experienced such feelings. A romantic comedy with a lot of refreshing moments enriching everyday life.
Live is Life - Late Bloomers
Jail sentence or community service? 100 days pushing senior citizens around in their wheelchairs in a retirement home is a 100 times better than life behind bars. Wanted by the cops, kicked out of his own band, Rocco hits bottom. But his seniors haven't forgotten him, and now they want him to form a band with them so that they can win the band contest's 100.000 euro prize and buy their freedom from the hated home director. "Rocco and the Pacemakers" is born, and they're out to rock'n'roll! An extraordinary comedy - so successful that a second part followed.
Live is Life - No Time to Lose
Since their big hit, «Live is Life», Rocco and the Pacemakers have made the most of their fame with countless gigs. But even though their music makes them feel youthful, they haven't actually got any younger. After one of the band members has a dizzy spell, the group, with Degenhard and Sissy leading the way, decide to put an end to the tour. Rocco takes their wishes on board with a heavy heart. And so they return to the retirement home, where in the meantime Rocco's fl ame, Marina, has become the warden. The gentle Marina may have put a stop to the harsh regime of her predecessor, Frau Glück, but now the pendulum is swinging too far in the other direction.
How to Steal a Kiss
The Kiss has gone. It's been stolen! For Leopold, the owner of the world-famous Klimt painting, it's the best and only good piece of news he's had in years. He isn't allowed to sell the Klimt, but with the insurance money he can finally pay off his debts. However, he hasn't reckoned with Isabella. She knows that the stolen Klimt is a fake and is holding Leopold, of all people, responsible for finding it again before the whole swindle is exposed - a refreshing comedy of errors with TV stars such as Ursula Strauss, Benno Fürmann, Udo Samel and many more.
Life is good for Hubert Fischbach.His charming wife, Henni, is a wonderful mother to his children, Alina, 10, and Theo, 8. His career with an energy company is about to take off.The only thing that gives him any stress every now and again is his relatives.Whatever Hubert has achieved never has been and never will be good enough for his father, Hermann, a retired general who has always preferred Hubert's brother, Viktor.It all comes to a head during family visits; after all, the Fischbach brothers, Hubert and Viktor live side by side in two halves of the same semi-detached house.For the children's sake, the Fischbachs take part in an eco-project.But the fun is soon over.The competition to have the smallest ecological footprint turns into a no-holds-barred battle between the neighbouring Fischbach brothers.A fast-paced family comedy with Harry Krassnitzer and Ann-Kathrin Kramer.
When Otto plays - and he plays for money - he usually wins, and it doesn't seem to do any harm to his fortunes in love. Women find him irresistible. Which is the root of a problem - or three problems, to be precise - that Otto cannot solve in his usual confident and laid back way.
Otto is a loving father to his three children, David,Julia and Pius. Purely from a logistical point of view this is something of a challenge, since the three mothers are not supposed to know anything about one another. Otto's planning difficulties get worse when Maria, the former jazz diva who helps him out looking after the kids, has to go into hospital for a knee operation. Just in time, Otto makes friends with Josef, a solitary fitter with a liking for astrology. Josef is the exact opposite of Otto. He loves order, and is punctual, conscientious and reliable; from Otto's point of view the ideal stand-in for Maria. However, Josef has two problems that concern Otto. First, he has no interest in children, and second, where women are concerned, having been wounded once in love, he is afflicted by an almost pathological shyness.
Otto makes Josef an offer: if Josef will help Otto out with the kids, Otto will show him how life really should be lived. However, this only works out for a short time. Whilst Josef makes the most of his new-found lust for life, Otto's web of lies collapses: the children's mothers get wise to him and take the kids away. Josef, who cannot stand idly by and watch his new friend's downfall, goes on the offensive. Mobilising all of his new skills, he intervenes with Otto's women and helps his friend to make a new start as a father and friend in an honest and happy «patchwork family». After all, family is what you make of it.
The Kebab Incident
Johann Stanzerl feels hemmed in. Every other business in his Viennese neighbourhood is owned by a Turk. Only his beloved Café Prinz Eugen is still offering any resistance, with its regular, upstanding, Austrian clientele. To Johann's surprise, he and his wife were not the only ones extending their café. Mustafa, the Turkish businessman from next door also expanded his new restaurant. The Count had obviously sold the same premises twice. Could this possibly get worse for Johann? The enemies both live in and own his building. The Turkish neighbour must go, no matter the cost.
O Holy Night!
Christmas has been cancelled - at least for Sarah. After a long period of separation from her husband, the policeman Gustl, she finally feels strong enough to move out of the flat they share. However Sarah doesn't earn enough money from her work in a call centre and so decides to take another job as a Christmas tour guide in Salzburg, much to the displeasure of Gustl, her son James and grandad Willi, who will have to do with out her traditional Christmas delicacies. Alternatives obviously have to be found - but that proves easier said than done. While Sarah tries to strike a balance between her two jobs, Gustl hatches a new plan for Christmas, involving his police colleagues and his new lover. The rest of the family tries frantically to make alternative festive arrangements - with chaotic outcomes. To make matters worse, Sarah also receives unwelcomed guests. As Sarah however begins to cook not to spend Christmas alone, nothing remains as originally planned in this turbulent Christmas spectacular.
Molly & Mops - Café Mops
Molly has opened a small café with a personaltouch in Vienna, which, thanks to her imaginative creations, has soon gained an excellent reputation.Once again Mops the dog is her helpful assistant. Molly receives a visit from Valerie, the diet-mad manageress of the «Neon & Blau» café opposite, which attracts far fewer customers than «Café Mops». Valerie is under huge pressure from her boss, Mrs. Rot, to do something to stop their flourishing competitor. A variety of different struggles develop between the «Neon & Blue» and «Café Mops»: mice hightail it through Molly's kitchen, and a fire threatens the eatery. On top of this, Molly actually experiences her first great
Molly & Mops - Life is not a Piece of Cake
Molly's café in Salzburg went bankrupt. Then she reads about a high-calibre confectioner's competition to be held in Vienna. If she could win, all ofMolly's financial problems would be solved! But from the first day everything in Vienna goes wrong. First Molly's competition entry is ruined.
However she succeeds, without ingredients or akitchen - and not least thanks to Mops - in producing a new creation overnight in a laundrette. Despite the stiff competition, Molly gets through the first round and finally reaches the final with two other contestants. A game of intrigue behind the scenes of the show and Lukas,her attractive fellow competitor, threaten to upset Molly's emotional balance still further ...Molly's grandmother, Klara, and friend, Azra, battle through the exciting events with her.
Molly & Mops - 100 Kilos of Love
Molly is somewhat rounder than the fashionistas, nutrition junkies and self-appointed judges of all that is beautiful, good and right will ever accept. Nevertheless, she has three main points in her favour - she knows who she wants to be, she knows what she wants to be and she has the energy to succeed. And on top of this, don't forget, she has Mops the dog, who speaks to her. When Molly faces a number of travails - such as being left by her boyfriend for another woman, moving from her small home town to the big city, and winding up stranded and alone in Salzburg after getting conned out of her money - her skill as a pastry chef, her willpower and, of course, Mops ultimately help save the day.
Jakob is living a double life - during the day, a decent family man and tour bus driver; at night, a gentleman bandit with Robin Hood tendencies. Ably supported by his accomplice Fanny, no art theft is too difficult for this smart and charming quick change artist. However he barely escapes from his last escapade - a heart attack puts an end to the robbery and very nearly lands him in jail. After being persuaded to spend some time in hospital, Jakob accidently stumbles upon a corruption racket involving the Chief of Police and resting in bed is suddenly off the agenda. After being hunted by the police for years, Jakob sees his chance to get his own back on the Police Chief and do something good at the same time. But will his weak heart be up to it? And can he continue to hide his secret double life from his daughter for much longer? But Jakob wouldn't be Jakob if he didn`t have a few aces up his sleeve.
His Mother & Me
If only Marie had known what her dream wedding with the airline pilot Hubert would bring, she would have reconsidered her decision to get hitched. Maries's mother-in-law Leopoldine, who has kept a jealous watch over her son since the death of her husband, refuses to be happy for the newlyweds. She takes every opportunity to put the relationship to the test. Nothing changes when Marie gets pregnant and moves back into Hubert's parents' house. Leopoldine wants to make Marie sick of life - by any means. And Hubert? He travels the world, happily jumping into bed with stewardesses. As the conflict with Leopoldine begins to escalate, Marie receives unexpected help from the mistress of her father-inlaw, Rosa, and her son Georg. Marie discovers that, according to Hubert's father's will, Rosa and Georg should have inherited Leopoldine's house. And as if that wasn't enough - Georg is Hubert's brother! When Marie gives birth to her baby she decides to make a fresh start. She separates from Hubert and confronts Leopoldinewith the truth about her dead husband.
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In reality he is still in love with Stephanie and would do just about anything to win her back. But as usual, she sees it differently. Toni, Schärdings football coach, is having a difficult time with the ladies. He could really take a liking to Maria, a teacher, but somehow everything always becomes so complicated.
Max and Katrin or The Christmas Dog
Max hates the Advent season, Christmas in Vienna in particular, and generally speaking, the season horrifies him. He would fly to the South Seas, if it were not for a minor problem called Kurt, Maxs dog, who of course has to stay behind. Therefore Max looks for somebody willing to look after his dog. Katrin sniffs a chance here: She hates Christmas too, the Christmas party at her parents in particular, including the advances made by her fiancé Aurelius - who is absolutely perfect, or so it seems. Year after year, she looks out for loopholes to stay away from the Christmas disaster, but alas! As Katrin's father is extremely allergic to dogs, a dog would be a great opportunity. Things no doubt take a different turn than originally planned
A Heaven for Pets
Thomas Donnhofer is about to realize his dream of his own wellness spa. However, at second glance, he seems less lucky: His marriage has fallen to pieces, and his 14-year-old daughter is more willful than ever on the summer vacation they spend together. But suddenly their lives change completely within a few days. Thomas meets Bettina, a veterinarian, and his daughter breaks into the building of a pharmaceutical testing institution in order to free the stricken animals. The stylish hotel becomes a pet asylum and Donnerhofer is transformed into an advocate for animals' right to live the way intended by nature.
2 Christmas Dogs
When their best friends get married, Max and Katrin wonder whether they themselves would be ready for such a step. At first, the prospects are bleak:
Max not only fails to live up to Katrin's parents' standards but is also constantly on the go to save money for his own restaurant - a surprise he has in store for Katrin on Christmas Eve. Offering nothing but paper-thin excuses, Max brings home, as a new partner to his dog Kurt, the sweet little dog Trixie, who Kurt completely falls for. But then Katrin finds out that Max meets Trixie's attractive owner on secret dates. When Katrin is offered a new job in London, she is about to put her career before her relationship.
For a happy ending to occur under the Christmas tree, help from a second Christmas dog is badly needed.
Oh Baby, a Baby!
This merry romance is about a lesbian couple, whose relations-hip is currently showing the signs of fatigue. So they decide that a baby could liven things up again. Complications ensue when the «semen donator» they have their eye on turns out to be an attractive young man who stirs up all sorts of trouble in the relationship. He is Antonio Lopez, a good looking half-Spaniard, a picture of a man. Iris talks him into agreeing to the artificial insemination. What Iris does not know, however, is that Antonio is an architect and also Sandra's new colleague at work. He has long since fallen in love with Iris's attractive partner and is courting her intensively. It ends the only way it can: Sandra has herself inseminated artificially, the flirt with Antonio results in unexpected passion and a hard test for the relationship between the two women.
Bear on the Run!
A wild young bear places the west of Austria in fear and trepidation. It attacks sheep and goats, plunders beehives and comes dangerously close to hikers. The authorities give the order to shoot to kill but this is disobeyed by the local hunters who admire «Bruno's» slyness bringing various protagonists into play who could not be more different: the director of a zoo who is looking for a companion for his female bear, the animal rights campaigner who needs a new challenge and wants to save Bruno, a bear expert who wants to employ his US experience as a bear catcher, two Finnish bear hunters - complete with elk hounds - who cannot find their way in the mountainous terrain and a self-proclaimed Bavarian-Indian bear whisperer. Will Bruno escape the chaos of blow-pipes, traps, bear costumes, love stories and «Leningrad Cowboys»? An ironic comedy inspired by actual events.
Love Is a Dream
Anna and Max are a dream couple on lay-away. It was love at first sight when they first met as students, but the relationship was doomed by incompatible expectations. Anna wants to be free, while Max is looking for his one true love. Anna loves chaos, but Max needs order. While their best friends Tillmann and Clarissa fall in love, get married, have kids and get divorced, Max and Anna, who never stopped loving each other, cross paths every couple of years. But the timing is never quite right. And then Max gets an invitation to Anna's wedding with Charles in Venice.
An invitation he decides to accept. Anna, however, has no idea that Max is planning to come ...
Polly Adler is working as a gossip columnist for «Confact»- magazine. Professional matters are definitely not the only turbulent area of her days, her private life also would most certainly provide for spicy articles: Polly's husband Max falls in love with another woman, while Max's divorce lawyer in turn loses his heart to Polly. Daughter Resi also discovers a passion: her new hair color. Sheer lunacy - Polly's everyday life. Besides all that, a seemingly everyday story that starts out as a simple press conference turns into a scandal of national proportions.
But Polly wouldn't be Polly if she wasn't to thrive while facing these challenges: Point One - The nation is saved. Point Two - Hair does grow again. Point Three - Men, oh well...
Nice to Have You
She even considers a surgical overhaul in order to also find a younger, more beautiful and better man herself. She meets Peter, who is as bored by his insurance job as he is by the young women he constantly twists around his little finger.
A Real Lady
Regina Steinberg, the obnoxious wife of a dentist, lives a pleasant life - thanks to her husband Julius, who works day and night to that end. Nora, Regina's friend, is nice, single and jobless. So Regina gets her a job as assistant to Julius, but not only out of kindness: she also wants her to keep a lose eye on her husband as she suspects him of having an affair. But things turn out differently as poor Julius, permanently neglected by his wife, alls in love with Nora who is so different from Regina. With this unexpected pleasure of a new love he decides to reinvent himself. The conscientious and emotional Nora, striving for a loyal attitude, tries hard to fight her feelings for clumsy Julius but in the end succumbs to his attraction. When Regina finds out that Nora is Julius' mistress, Nora personally experiences that Regina is no «real lady» at heart.
Melanie and Anton Seeberg are happily married. He is a successful software developer on the verge of making it big, she is a happy housewife. Their 16-year-old daughter Stella is still in school, and their 19-year-old son Sebastian is studying law. The only blemish sullying the Seeberg family's peaceful life is «Grandma», Melanie's egomaniacal mother. When she suffers a stroke, the Seebergs decide, much to the relief of the beleaguered nursing staff, to care for her at home. Little do they know what daily trials and tribulations await when sharing a roof with this malicious old woman.
The mishap starts its course early in the morning. The three "Holy Kings" sing their hastily learned song awkwardly and full of mistakes, while Marianne stays discreetly in the background. Many of the people they visit turn out to be ever poorer and more in need than the phony quartet itself. They even have to bring coal up from the cellar for one poor old woman, they have to change the mind of a drunken suicide candidate, and Marianne even runs to the nearest pharmacy for a women with chronic heart trouble. When she returns with the medicine, her children have disappeared. They were recognized by Philipp’s religion teacher and took flight. On her panicky search for the children Marianne runs into Mark, the suicide candidate, again. Meanwhile the police have taken up the chase as well, and even the social worker, Schwerkov (Marianne has a police record) – pitches in to help clear up the case. The chaos is perfect, and suddenly Marianne’s problems have more than multiplied. Only a Christmas miracle can help her now.
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After 49 losses to Neuburg, a neighbouring town in Bavaria, Mayor Wurzer of Austrian Schärding gets carried away with himself: Schärding's football team will win their next match - its 50th - and he's willing to bet any money on it. Otto Mühldorfer, the president of Neuburg's football club and owner of the local beer brewery, does not hesitate to take up the challenge.
Leaves and Flowers
The family's well-off octogenarian Aunt Agathe has finally passed away, and everyone is eager to get their hands on her wealthy estate. But nobody knew that dear old auntie had a malicious streak. It seems that Aunt Agathe put the last of her energy into hatching a meticulous plan aimed at sowing the seeds of discord among her heirs.
Oh Christmas Palm
But this time everything is a bit different: Kathi and Jonas want to get married on Mauritius. Very romantic. Of course, without the family. However: the family gets wind of the affair and surprises the couple by appearing at the airport as well. Same flight, same hotel. The family is reunited unwittingly. However this time the gathering does not take place at home under the Christmas tree but under a palm tree in foreign fields. The reluctant family reunion and the tropical climate heat up the emotions…
In spite of initial resistances and jealousies, Conny comes up with the perfect idea for achieving a symbiosis between the veteran and the teenie star. But alas, the plan encounters massive opposition from Larrys scheming former manager.
A Heaven for Horses
Thomas Donnhofer's heaven for pets has turned into a therapeutic center for horses. Veterinarian Bettina Kern, who Thomas is madly in love with, energetically supports him with the project of his dreams. Life gets even better when Bettina finds out about her pregnancy. But fate takes a brutal turn when she suffers a miscarriage and subsequently falls into a deep psychological crisis. She starts doubting the sincerity of Thomas' affection towards her and leaves the farm in a heated argument. To make matters even worse, Donnhofer's future is endangered when a large hotel chain shows interest in buying the farm - under any circumstance.
Sometimes, Wolferl just leads the life of an ordinary 38year-old man. That of course is limited to his job as a bank clerk. After leaving the office though, Wolferl again and again turns into »Mamas Boy«. Not only does Maria cook and care for him, she also patronizes him to a certain extent. When Wolferl meets Eva and decides to marry her, Maria plays every trick in the book to boycott the wedding. The reception turns into a disaster. Eva and Wolferl get into an argument, and Wolferl's father even has his secret lover pick him up. When Maria breaks down completely drunk, the ever-loyal son Wolferl stays with her. Eva is disappointed, especially since she had wanted to break the good news of her pregnancy to Wolferl that day. Through his father, Wolferl later finds out about Eva's condition. Now is the time for him to start deciding on how to organize his new life.
Conny and the Missing Wife
As Conny's relationship with René is coming to an end, her «impossible tasks agency» also faces a crisis. But Conny won't let it get her down. She finally wins the contract for finding clock-maker Thomas Landsberg's wife, who has been missing without a trace for years. What starts out as a simple investigation soon develops into a full-fledged criminal case. Was it cover-up murder or large-scale insurance fraud? There is definitely a lot of money at stake - which Conny and René badly need at the moment.
The Road to Istanbul
The bank has denied Nehoda any additional loans, and in order to finance the repairs to his truck he needs to make the transport, he smuggles a crate of explosives on board to sell later on. The explosive cargo is hidden among the art treasures in the container. One of the sponsors of the exhibition, Dr. Tahir from Turkey, tries to get hold of the Turkish treasures. Emmi Berger and Nehoda notice right away that they are being followed. The truck bumps along the roads, the explosives bump along with it. After a long and eventful drive, a confrontation with Dr. Tahir takes place in Istanbul.
She can no longer suppress her longing for a happy family and her own children. And she invites herself - without Jonas - to her sister's Christmas celebration. A white Christmas in the bosom of a big family appears to be an alternative. But at her sister's house, brother-in-law Joe, the two mothers-in-law and grandmothers, and the two children provide spirited turbulence under the Christmas tree. A continuation of this production, "Oh Christmas Palm", is also available.
Flamenco of Love
For the Werner familys respected but struggling construction company, theres a lot at stake in the Seville hotel project. In an attempt to ward off a takeover by investor Martin Boldt, young Lisa Werner flies to Seville herself to assume control of the site. There she meets the seductive flamenco dancer Ramón, the fiery leader of an ensemble whose female star is his girlfriend Isabel. As Ramón introduces Lisa to the hidden beauties and sensual vitality of the Spanish city, a romance tinged with the passion of the flamenco begins to unfold. Although Isabel herself has betrayed Ramón, she flies into a rage upon hearing about Lisa and causes an accident in which she loses her eyesight. As Ramón struggles with his conscience and his loyalty to Isabel, Lisa grows closer to the sensitive and understanding Martin. The dance, however, is far from over.