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No Panic! (Rohe Ostern)

No Panic!

Book-keeping in the other life is in a complete shambles. The reason: the incompetent Schulz has snatched the wrong man from the living. The architecture student Sebastian had been on Schulz's hitlist, but Sebastian's best friend Frieder was picked instead through a silly coincidence. Frieder kicks up such a fuss in the underworld that he eventually gets a chance to reverse the mixup. Frieder turns up with Schulz at Sebastian's and makes a great proposal: Sebastian should kill himself right there and then. But Sebastian asks for a delay - after all, he's just fallen in love with Frieder's girlfriend Inge ... and there are all sorts of other things to deal with ...


Michael Gutmann was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1956. After studying Art and German at the University of Frankfurt, he studied at the Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich. He has worked as a screenwriter and comic artist as well as lecturer at the film schools in Ludwigsburg, Munich and Cologne. He has written and directed a number of episodes for TV series such as Das Nest, Ein Fall fuer zwei and Tatort and co-authored a number of films directed and co-written by Hans-Christian Schmid, including It's a Jungle Out There (Nach fuenf im Urwald, 1995), 23 (1998), and Crazy (2000). His films as director and screenwriter include: Von Zeit zu Zeit (short, 1990), How I Got Rhythm (short, 1993), Rohe Ostern (1995), Nur fuer eine Nacht (TV, 1996), Black Ice (Glatteis, TV, 1998) and Heart over Head (Herz im Kopf, 2001).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Director Michael Gutmann
Screenplay Matthias Dinter
Cinematography Johannes Geyer
Gisela Castronari
Michael Kamen
Cast Axel Milberg, Oliver Korittke, Julia Jaeger, Anian Zollner, Karl Lieffen
Producer Manfred Heid
Production Companies H & V Entertainment/Munich, Tele München/Munich, RTL 2/Munich
Length 88 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Hof 1995, Berlin 1996
Awards Adolf Grimme Award
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Bayerische Landeszentrale fuer neue Medien

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