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Good Enough To Die For (Zum Sterben schoen)

Good Enough To Die For

Peter Gillitzer's only interest is for a local Munich football club. When he inherits an ailing funeral parlour, he soon manages to turn it into a financial success by way of unusual promotional measures like coffin auctions. But he doesn't want to become rich at all, he just wants to buy his beloved football club the striker they so urgently need. His business idea - burial as the last big event in a person's existence - brings him together with people whose lives are changed by winning a coffin: an ordinary office-worker wants to climb the career ladder for his wife's sake, but almost ruins himself with his amateurish attempt at mobbing. A woman from an upper-class background leaves her family overnight to fulfil her dream of being a psychotherapist; but she becomes the victim of her own advice. And the last working day of a long-serving porter at a brewery sees his colleagues think up a devilish surprise...

Friedemann Fromm was born in Stuttgart in 1963 and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. His films include: CARAMBOLAGE (short, 1985), RAMSCH MIT HATT'N (documentary, 1986), BORDERLINE (documentary, 1987), EINS ZU EINS (short, 1989), FREISPIEL (1991), the Tatort episode KLASSENKAMPF (TV, 1993/94), EINE MÖRDERISCHE LIEBE and BRÜDER AUF LEBEN UND TOD (TV, both 1995), the Tatort episodes PERFECT MIND and SPIEL UM DEIN LEBEN (TV, both 1996), GOOD ENOUGH TO DIE FOR (ZUM STERBEN SCHÖN, TV, 1997), PARADISE MALL (SCHLARAFFENLAND, 1999), BRENNENDES SCHWEIGEN (TV, 2000), the Tatort episode UND DAHINTER LIEGT NEW YORK (TV, 2001), and THE WEISSENSEE SAGA (TV, 2010), among others.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Friedemann Fromm
Screenplay Peter Probst
Cinematography Johannes Kirchlechner
Ulla Moellinger
Georg Karger, Peter Holzapfel
Cast Natalia Wörner, Andreas Patton
Producer Gloria Burkert
Production Company MTM Medien & Television/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 100 min
Format 16 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Hof 1997, Gothenburg 1998
German Distributor MTM Medien & Television/Munich

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