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Wixxer, Der

Wixxer, Der
Scene from "Der Wixxer" (photo © Falcom Media Group AG/Rat Pack Filmproduktion)

Deep in the woods around London lies the mysterious Black White Castle, one of the oldest castles in Great Britain and the very last building in black & white. Forgotten about by the colorful world, the powerful ruler and crook Earl of Cockwood continues to go about his evil doings almost unnoticed in this scary area – if it weren’t for Doris and Dieter Dubinsky from Bitterfeld. The married couple from Saxony got lost in the woods and become the subject of lots of horrible things: not only are they chased by a mean dog, but they are also witnesses to a cold-blooded murder. An ominous delivery truck runs over the monk with the whip. The viewers suspect it even before Scotland Yard appears on the scene: Der Wixxer is at it again!

This all sounds totally scary and unbelievably complicated – and it is.

But still it can all be quickly explained: Chief Inspector Even Longer and his new colleague Long are looking for the legendary Wixxer, who not only has Long’s colleague Rather Short, but also a whole pack of underworld gangsters on his conscience. They’ve got their eye on the Earl of Cockwood, who not only breeds pugs at his castle, but also has a profitable business going on with Girl Groups.

Tobi Baumann was born 1974 in Koblenz and started his career in the TV industry in 1994 as a freelance writer for German late-night shows. Besides his work behind the camera he has worked on stage as an actor and comedian. He has created and directed numerous hit comedy series and most recently the first German pay TV production, the dramedy ADD A FRIEND. His other work includes comedy events like FRÖHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN, the TV adventure movie VISUS – EXPEDITION ARCHE NOAH, the two-part TV Christmas comedy classic ZWEI WEIHNACHTSMÄNNER, his feature film debut DER WIXXER, an adaption of Tommy Jaud’s bestselling novel VOLLIDIOT, and GHOSTHUNTERS – ON ICY TRAILS.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Tobi Baumann
Screenplay Oliver Kalkofe, Oliver Welke, Bastian Pastewka
Cinematography Gerhard Schirlo
Marco Pav D'Auria
Andreas Grimm
Matthias Muesse
Cast Oliver Kalkofe, Bastian Pastewka, Tanja Wenzel, Anke Engelke, Olli Dittrich, Thomas Heinze, Thomas Fritsch, Wolfgang Voelz
Producers Anita Schneider, Christian Becker, David Groenewold, Stefan Gärtner, Franz Krauss, Andreas Fallscheer
Production Company Rat Pack Filmproduktion
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor Falcom Media Group/Zurich

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