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Bundle of Joy, A (Liebesluder)

Bundle of Joy, A
Scene from "A Bundle of Joy" (photo courtesy of BojeBuck/Berlin)

As fresh and sweet-smelling as a spring rose, Ina arrives in a small town by bus, throwing the entire population into a tizzy. Suddenly, the days of comfy, middle class sameness are over. One by one, the town's dignitaries (and then some) fall for the charms of the winsome young woman. Long-forgotten dreams are realized; hidden passions take on a new life. Ina bewitches everyone. But under the surface of the appealing student lurks a femme fatale with her eyes firmly fixed on the wallets of her newfound "friends".
The gentlemen in question, however, are determined to resist blackmail - by whatever means necessary. Add a few jealous wives - particularly Christine - mix well, and you have a town prepared to go to any lengths to keep the peace in its trim and tidy half- timbers. A black comedy about expectant motherhood, murder and maintaining the good life in Germany.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Detlev Buck
Screenplay Ruth Toma, Detlev Buck
Cinematography Slawomir Idziak
Barbara Gies
Johnny Klimek, Maximilian Geller, Ludwig Eckmann, Xaver Naudascher
Cast Mavie Hörbiger, Pierre Besson, Detlev Buck, Anke Engelke
Producer Claus Boje
Production Company Boje Buck Produktion/Berlin, in co-production with WDR
Runtime 91 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Hof 2000, Berlin 2001 (New German Films)
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt
German Distributor Delphi Filmverleih/Berlin

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