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Three Chinamen with a Double-Bass (Drei Chinesen mit dem Kontrabass)

Three Chinamen with a Double-Bass

Paul, an upcoming architect, neurotic and still oppressed by his mother, has just landed an order together with his young colleague Rieke. He wants to party. But Paul's girlfriend Gabi disagrees and they start quarrelling again. Nevertheless, Paul decides to go to a party together with Rieke and his best friend Max, a stoic and assistant doctor, to celebrate his success and dance his frustration away. And he drinks too much.
Meanwhile Gabi meets her lover and boss Heribert. During their lovemaking, he loses his balance and Gabi breaks her neck. Heribert panics and vamooses unnoticed.
The next morning Paul can't remember at all what happened the evening before. When he discovers Gabi's dead body he believes that he has killed her himself while he was drunk and stoned. Max agrees. For Paul there's just one way out: they have to get rid of the corpse ...


Klaus Kraemer was born in Gosheim in 1964 and received training as a technical draughtsman. He worked at theatres in Freiburg and Esslingen before starting studies at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin in 1991. He has served as director of photography on several shorts such as Christa Melli\'s \'Ausser Kontrolle\' (1992), Thure Riefenstein\'s \'Lonely Nights\' (1994) and Sebastian Edschmid\'s \'Freifahrt\' and \'Kurts Reise\' (1994); and Jeroen van der Drift\'s documentary \'The Big Circus\', Five Europeans In New York\' (1995). Kraemer made his directorial debut in 1992 with Kenn ich schon and followed with other shorts Der Bosnienteller (1992), Die Berufung (1993), Unter den Ringen (1996), and Als waer\'s der letzte Tag (1996). He made his feature debut in 1998 with Three Chinamen With A Double-Bass.
Category Feature
Director Klaus Kraemer
Screenplay Klaus Kraemer, Kaspar von Erffa
Cinematography Ralph Netzer
Benjamin Hembus
Torsten Sense
Cast Boris Aljinovic, Claudia Michelsen, Jürgen Tarrach
Producer Hermann Florin
Production Company Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft/Berlin
Length 88 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Geman
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 99
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film
German Distributor Jugendfilm-Verleih/Berlin
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