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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.
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
Runtime 79 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
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 MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Landes-Treuhand-Stelle fuer Wirtschaftsfoerderung LTS Niedersachsen, Filmbuero NW

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