A depraved couple (2000)

BRIGITTE MIRA and HARALD JUHNKE are the „depraved couple“ in a romantic comedy by WOLF GREMM starring GÜNTER PFITZMANN, JULIA BIEDERMANN, HELEN VITA, EVELYN KÜNNECKE, KONSTANTIN WECKER and HELMUT BERGER. As guests: AXEL SCHULZ CHRISTINE NEUBAUER.

Käthe (Brigitte Mira) has been a widow for ten years now. Helplessly she has to watch how Stefan (Helmut Berger) not only cheats on her beloved granddaughter Christine (Julia Biedermann), but also has turned her good old café into a dubious nightclub. Her only comfort in this situation are her conversations with her dead husband Hubert (Harald Juhnke). Every day she confides her thoughts and sorrows to his photography and still he is even closer to her heart than her best friends Arabella (Helen Vita) and Brigitte (Evelyn Künnecke).

One day a miracle happens: destiny gives a second chance to Käthe and Hubert. Hubert returns from the hereafter to stand by Käthe and to save Christine out of the clutches of unfaithful Stefan. But only Käthe can see her Hubert, and so people think that she is more and more talking to herself. The couple thinks about getting Stefan out of the way. Hubert has been an inspector, and now they need all his cleverness to cook up a perfect plan. They want Wilhelm (Günter Pfitzmann) to help them. Wilhelm is a retired policeman who used to be Hubert´s subordinate. He was head over heels for Käthe and still adores her – and Hubert´s jealousy arouses again. Another part of their plan is Frank Morawek (Konstantin Wecker), a former Foreign Legionnaire who now runs the nightclub without scruple. He has his eye on Christine and Käthe wants to distract him from her, because he isn´t exactly her idea of a good catch for her granddaughter.

But just as Käthe and Hubert want to make their diabolic plan come true, everything goes another way. Because just like in the good old days of their marriage the couple starts to quarrel like cats and dogs. So they almost forget their plan – when suddenly there is a dead body in the bathtub...

The film is based on the novel „After a depraved life“ by Andreas Arnold.

Käthe has been a widow for ten years now. Helplessly she has to watch how Stefan not only cheats on her beloved granddaughter Christine, but also has turned her good old café into a dubious nightclub. Her only comfort in this situation are her conversations with her dead husband Hubert. Every day she confides her thoughts and sorrows to his photography and still he is even closer to her heart than her best friends Arabella and Brigitte. One day a miracle happens: destiny gives a second chance to Käthe and Hubert. Hubert returns from the hereafter to stand by Käthe and to save Christine out of the clutches of unfaithful Stefan. But only Käthe can see her Hubert, and so people think that she is more and more talking to herself. The couple thinks about getting Stefan out of the way. Hubert has been an inspector, and now they need all his cleverness to cook up a perfect plan. They want Wilhelm to help them. Wilhelm is a retired policeman who used to be Hubert´s subordinate. He was head over heels for Käthe and still adores her  –  and Hubert´s jealousy arouses again. Another part of their plan is Frank Morawek , a former Foreign Legionnaire who now runs the nightclub without scruple. He has his eye on Christine and Käthe wants to distract him from her, because he isn´t exactly her idea of a good catch for her granddaughter. But just as Käthe and Hubert want to make their diabolic plan come true, everything goes another way. Because, just like in the good old days of their marriage the couple starts to quarrel like cats and dogs. So they almost forget their plan – when suddenly there is a dead body in the bathtub. 

Besetzung

Brigitte Mira, Harald Juhnke, Günter Pfitzmann, Konstantin Wecker, Julia Biedermann, Helmut Berger, u.a.

Stab

Regie
Wolf Gremm

Drehbuch
Wolf Gremm

Kamera
Eberhard Geick

Schnitt
Karola Mittelstädt

Ton
Hermann Ebling, Ben Krüger

Musik
Konstantin Wecker

Szenenbild
Adrian Ochse

Producer
Nanni Erben / Klaus-Rüdiger Mai

Produzent
Regina Ziegler

Redaktion
Dr. Renat Michel (ARD/DEGETO)

Infos

Sender
ARD

Genre
TV Movie

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