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Eberhofer Franz (Sebastian Bezzel) is back on duty. He has just put his relationship with his girlfriend Susi (Lisa Maria Potthoff) on the right track, when the mayor (Thomas Kügel) puts a spoke in his wheel: He transfers Eberhofer to Munich. What a horror! Here the commissar from the contemplative Niederkaltenkirchen has to share an apartment with Rudi (Simon Schwartz), is supposed to work with other policemen in the team and to top it all off his new superior is also Elisabeth Mayerhofer (Nora Von Waldstätten), with whom he had a violent clash in the "semolina dumpling affair". As if that wasn't bad enough already, an old schoolmate approaches Susi in the meantime and Eberhofer's dad (Eisi Gulp)'s car is stolen - only to reappear a short time later with a corpse in the trunk. But of course Franz Eberhofer can't be disturbed by all this…
"Sauerkrautkoma" is the fifth adaptation of Rita Falk's popular Eberhofer thrillers. The films to date have attracted more than 2.4 million visitors, mainly to cinemas in Bavaria. But the steadily increasing success - also with TV broadcasts - ensures that the films are increasingly shown in cinemas outside the veal sausage equator. And so Part 5 was launched in Frankfurt for the first time directly at the cinema release. Director is once again Ed Herzog, who implemented the book with a sure routine. Big surprises are not to be expected during the production, rather the inclined spectator gets exactly what one can expect after four Eberhofer films.
The beginning is a bit bumpy, though. There are some very amusing dialogues and funny moments, but overall the humor seems to be a little bit too stressful and overwinding. But before something like real disappointment can happen, the movie finds its pacing and its very special tone and then works just as well as its predecessors. However, the actual criminal case will again be a minor matter this time. Rather, it is about the marvellous, weird figures, above all about Franz Eberhofer, who is simply congenially embodied by Sebastian Bezzel.
The interplay between Bezzel and Simon Schwarz is a good reason for some really hearty laughs, especially when it comes to a rather involuntary living together. The relationship problems between Franz and Susi, on the other hand, seem to be dying slowly. However, at the end the movie gets its way again - and we don't want to go into that at this point, in order not to reveal one or two nice surprises. But let me say this much: Franz and Susi's relationship is what dominates the last ten minutes and what makes for a few wonderful moments here.
"Sauerkrautkoma" is not the best part of the Eberhofer series, but offers enough weird fun and dry wordplay to comfort you over a few small weaknesses. Those who liked the first four films will have a lot of fun here again. But there is also a deserved one: Worth seeing!
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