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Killer's Mother, The (Mutter des Killers, Die)

Killer's Mother, The

Eddie Hartmann is a hard-drinkin' undertaker's assistant. He indulges in murder fantasies about his wife, who is cheating on him in public. So when Theo Bono, an unknown mystery writer, dies in a traffic accident, Eddie sets to comforting the man's widow, Olga. But what neither Eddie nor Olga realize is that Theo is not dead at all, but has arranged his death together with his mistress Jennifer and the undertaker Mehlig. From beyond the grave, as it were, Theo sets up Jennifer's filthy-rich and slightly senile husband. Things start getting complicated, however, when the mystery writer, presumed dead, is awarded the coveted "Golden Cannon" book award post-humously.


Volker Einrauch was born in Kassel in 1950. He studied Literature, Linguistics, History and Politics in Marburg. In 1984 he co-founded the production company Josefine Film. Volker Einrauch is active as a screenwriter (Das verflixte 17. Jahr, 2001, and Vaeter, denn sie wissen nicht was sich tut, 2006, among others) and director: The Killer’s Mother (1996), Gangster (1999), and The Other Boy (2007), among others. In addition to his commitment to Josefine Film, he is also engaged in external projects (screenplay for Teufelsbraten and Effi Briest).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Volker Einrauch
Screenplay Lothar Kurzawa
Cinematography Bernd Meiners
Irene Regner
Big Balls and the Great White Idiot
Cast Dieter Landuris, Andrea Sawatzki, Jochen Nickel, Peter Lohmeyer, Brigitte Janner, Emilio Castoldi, Karina Marmann, Karen Friesicke
Producers Volker Einrauch, Lothar Kurzawa, Hermine Huntgeburth
Production Company Josefine Filmproduktion/Hamburg
Length 79 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby Stereo
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby Stereo, Optical
Festivals Munich 1996, Oldenburg 1996, Montreal 1996, San Sebastian 1996
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Landes-Treuhand-Stelle fuer Wirtschaftsfoerderung LTS Niedersachsen, Filmbuero NW

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