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Evelyn’s life is anything but happy. The relationship with her husband has gone into hibernation and day in, day out she’s terribly bullied by her much younger and arrogant boss.

The indebted courier Frank is doing no better. He, too, fights with perpetual disdain. In order to impress his new and much more successful acquaintance Angela, he plays the wealthy entrepreneur. In search of a fancy present for his adored one, he tears open the parcels entrusted to him and accidentally swaps the contents – and instead of the blouse that she ordered, Evelyn receives a book about medical plants, which gives her the daring idea of a self-brewed laxative agent to avenge her unloved boss… however, that plan goes more than belly-up.A quirky glimpse behind petty bourgeois facades, where horror but also happiness lurk.

Technical Information

2018; Comedy; Switzerland, Germany; 90 minutes; Apple ProRes 4444 / rec709; Aspect Ratio: 1:1,85 (1920×1080 Letterbox); Surround-Sound 5.1 & Stereo (LtRt_R128); Original Language: German; Subtitles: English

Script – Stefan Hillebrand, Oliver Paulus

Director – Stefan Hillebrand, Oliver Paulus

DoP – Daniela Knapp, Tom Schneider

Steadicam – Stefan Sosna

Light – Dr. Marc Reisner, Simon Wottreng

Sound – Ulrich Westner

Production Design – Tatjana Paulus

Edit – Oliver Paulus, Ana R. Fernandes, Nela Märki, Torsten Truscheit

Music – Marcel Vaid, Doc Wenz

Sounddesign – Ramón Orza

Sound Mix – Stefan Korte

Producers – Oliver Paulus, Stefan Hillebrand

Production – Motorfilm GmbH, Zürich (CH), Frischfilm Produktionen, Mannheim (DE)

Postproduction co-financed by          Bundesamt für Kultur BAK

                                                                  Migros Kulturprozent

                                                                  Lotteriefonds Kanton Solothurn

                                                                  Fondation SUISA

                                                                  Praesens Film

                                                                  Kulturamt Mannheim

                                                                  Filmcomission Nordbaden

Sabine Reinhardt – Evelyn Möller        

Christoph Jungmann – Frank Gehrlach

Isolde Fischer – Ursel König                                

Jim Libby – Der Chef – Mr. Peck

Volker Heymann – Bernd Engel

Coralie Wolff – Barbara Engel

Belina Raffy – Angela Parker

coming soon

Solothurner Filmtage 2018

Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2018

DEA Open Air International Film Festival Albania 2018 – Award for Best Actor (Christoph Jungmann)

Semana da Lingue Alemã do Brazil, 2019

Cinema Svizzero a Venezia #8, 2019

Il Cinema Svizzero Contemporaneo, Milano 2019

coming soon…