|The Frankfurt-Tipp rating - Movie:
|Approx. 93 min.
|Number of discs:
|German (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), Audio description (DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
|Deutsch für Hörgeschädigte
|16:9 (1,85:1) 1080i/25
|Making of, Clips, Interviews, Trailer
Movie: Niederkaltenkirchen is once again shaken by a murder case: this time a webcam girl has been murdered - the sister of the priest, of all people! There the scandal is pre-programmed. For the Eberhofer Franz (Sebastian Bezzel) the investigation is particularly exhausting. Not only does he find out that his friends Simmerl (Stephan Zinner) and Flötzinger (Daniel Christensen) have used the services of the victim. He also has to take care of Rudi (Simon Schwartz), who has been in a wheelchair since an accident. And then his girlfriend Susi (Lisa Maria Potthoff) and his brother Leopold (Gerhard Wittmann) want to build a new house next to the family's farm, which their dad (Eisi Gulp) doesn't like at all. How are they supposed to take care of a murder investigation?
"Kaiserschmarrndrama" is the now seventh film adaptation of the popular Eberhofer crime novels by Rita Falk. Despite corona restrictions, the comedy was able to continue the success story of the series and attract over 1 million visitors to the cinemas. The reason for the popularity of the films even outside the Bavarian borders is quickly found: The characters are simply delightfully quirky and grow on you despite (or perhaps because of) their considerable quirks. The humour is wry, dry and at times bitterly wicked. No question: It's just a blast to spend time in Niederkaltenkirchen!
In the seventh film, the actual criminal case makes up only part of the plot. The real appeal of the story is once again the headstrong Franz, who doesn't put a foot wrong in his relationship, his delightfully dysfunctional family and his quirky friends. Sure, after seven films there are no big surprises anymore and some gags are repetitive. Still, you don't get the feeling that the stories are standing still. Rather, there are always new developments in which the characters - and especially the Eberhofer - do not really mature, but which vary the familiar elements of the plot again and again. So the fun factor just remains extremely high in film seven.
"Kaiserschmarrndrama" is white-blue entertainment cinema of the best kind. Wonderfully drawn characters, humor with rough edges and a criminal case that is not really exciting, but incredibly entertaining - with these ingredients, the series is again extremely good in the seventh round. You can already look forward to film number 8 with the title "Guglhupfgeschwader". The film is already shot and comes in August 2022 in our theaters. We are looking forward!
Picture + Sound: Also in the technical field is again reliable on the troop around Franz Eberhofer. The image of the Blu-ray is absolutely clean and has a decent overall sharpness. Especially in the bright outdoor scenes, even smaller details come out very well. The color scheme seems a bit overblown, but this fits well with the visual style of the comedy. The audio is available as a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix, which comes across as quite subdued for long stretches, but sounds pleasantly powerful, especially during the musical interludes. Good!
Extras: The bonus offerings begin with a worthwhile Making of (21:50 min.), which offers an entertaining look at the filming. There are also a few short clips featuring Rudi's recipe for Kaiserschmarrn (2:01 mins), a lesson with Papa Eberhofer on how to protest properly (1:42 mins) and an equipment check with Max Simmerl (2:12 mins). A couple of promo interviews (5:06 mins), B-roll footage (8:14 mins) and the trailer round out the extras. Good!
Conclusion: "Kaiserschmarrndrama", the seventh Eberhofer adaptation, once again scores with endearingly quirky characters, delightfully quirky humor, and a wonderfully absurd murder mystery. Those who liked the first films will also be extremely well entertained here. The Blu-ray is also convincing in terms of picture and sound quality. And there are a few nice extras as well. For this there is a very clear: Absolutely recommendable!
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