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Kai Rabe vs. The Vatican Killers (Kai Rabe gegen die Vatikankiller)

Kai Rabe vs. The Vatican Killers

Film is murder, it's rumored, behind the scenes. Rufus Lindner has no time for that kind of talk. He is currently shooting his first big film "The Vatican Killers". Lindner has both of the biggest German stars onboard. Maria Rall and, above all, Kai Rabe who may be difficult and boozy, but is also a certain draw for the audience. The young and extremely attractive young actress Carla Kolski is prepared to do anything for her career, and Lindner gladly takes advantage. The next day, Carla is found dead in a wood, murdered and awfully messed up. Inspector Krueger begins the investigations on the set. But he is not able to stop real bullets suddenly going off when the camera is rolling, and now a second dead body is causing a stir. Rabe is at the end of his tether and hires two Israeli bodyguards. Producer Egon Luetter senses mega-publicity in the offing, Rabe's agent haggles over contracts, Maria Rall takes a shine to the inspector.


Thomas Jahn was born in Hueckelhoven/Hilfarth in 1965 and made his first Super 8 films at the age of 12. He wrote his first screenplay, Die Todesinsel der Zombies, a year later and made his first feature, Von Zeit zu Zeit, in 1993, acting as his own screenwriter, producer and cameraman as well as taking on the directing chores. His Knockin' On Heaven's Door, starring Til Schweiger and Jan Josef Liefers, was the top German film in 1997 with 3.6 million admissions. After his third feature, Kai Rabe vs. The Vatican Killers (Kai Rabe gegen die Vatikankiller, 1998), he shot Herzbeben - Die Nacht, die alles veraenderte (TV, 1998) and Herz und Nieren (2002).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Thomas Jahn
Screenplay Thomas Jahn
Cinematography Piotr Lenar
Andrea Mertens
Tito Larriva
Cast Heinz Hoenig, Steffen Wink, Sandra Speichert, Klaus J. Behrendt, Stefan Juergens
Producers Thomas Jahn, Oliver Stoltz, Michael Souvignier
Production Company Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures
Length 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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