Film Info: Undertaker's Paradise

Undertaker's Paradise

Undertaker's Paradise

When Hugo, a young German, founds an undertaker's business in Wales, he is dead certain of its success. After all, the sleepy seaside resort of Aberystwyth boasts the highest density of old-age pensioners in Europe. But what Hugo didn't anticipate was the resistance of the locals and the craftiness of his competitors. His business is boycotted and he finds himself up to his ears in debt, that is, until his fatherly friend, the American jazz clarinettist Jim Lagota takes matters in hand. Hugo can't explain why, but suddenly the place is humming, and the corpses pile up in his cold store ...


M. X. Oberg was born in 1969 in Hamburg. Active as a screenwriter and director, his films include: EIN TON BLAU (doc), UNTER DER MILCHSTRASSE, UNDERTAKER'S PARADISE, STRATOSPHERE GIRL, and ZAZY.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director M. X. Oberg
Screenplay M. X. Oberg, Tim Dabringhaus
Cinematography Martin Kukula
Barbara Gies, Mona Bräuer
Niki Reiser
Cast Thomas Schmauser, Ben Gazzara, Emma Catherwood
Producer Thomas Wöbke
Production Company CLAUSSEN+PUTZ Filmproduktion/Munich
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals San Sebastian 2000 (New Directors' Competition)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM, Filmbuero NW, MEDIA
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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