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The waiting has come to an end, because finally Daddy is coming to the cinema! Bernd Stromberg (Christoph Maria Herbst), head of claims settlement at CAPITOL-Versicherung, has driven his employees to the brink of madness for five great seasons and entertained the audience in the best possible way. But now Stromberg puts a scoop on it. When the whole office is looking forward to the upcoming company outing to CAPITOL's 50th anniversary celebration and Ernie (Bjarne I. Mädel) in particular is in top form during the preparations, Stromberg gives his employees a good damper. Under no circumstances will his department participate in such a celebration. But then Stromberg learns by chance that the closure of his CAPITOL branch is imminent. And there it is for him to quickly bring his lambs into the dry before the ship finally sinks. But he can only get a lucrative job in the company headquarters if he shows his best side at the anniversary celebration. So the department is simply taken to the bus and driven to the country hotel where CAPITOL celebrates its 50th anniversary. As soon as Stromberg arrives, it becomes clear that his plan will not really work out. On the one hand, he simply cannot hide from the board that he is not the model dad he thinks he is. On the other hand, Ernie of all people is pursuing the same project as he is. But of course Bernd Stromberg can't be deterred from his goal that easily…
Fans and critics love the series "Stromberg". Even though the comedy based on the British format "The Office" was never the big hit, there has been speculation about jumping onto the big screen for quite some time. Especially the success of a sold out cinema tour at the start of the fifth season encouraged the makers that the "worst boss of Germany" has the necessary fan base for a successful screen appearance. In addition, a film would be perfectly suited to bring the story of Bernd Stromberg, Ernie, Ulf and Tanja, Jennifer and all the other CAPITOL employees to a worthy end. But as always, the whole thing threatened to fail because of the love of money.
Therefore, the makers resorted to the possibility of crowdfunding. If it is possible to raise the starting capital of 1 million euros with the help of the fans, then "Stromberg - The Film" could actually become reality. It was an experiment, the result of which exceeded all expectations: only one week after the call in December 2011 the financing was already secured and the production got the green light. Now finally the film is finished and sees the eagerly awaited light of the cinemas. And of course the first question is: is "Stromberg - Der Film" not only in the truest sense of the word a film by the fans, but also for the fans? And there is only one very clear answer. Yes!
"Stromberg"-Mastermind Ralf Husmann and director Arne Feldhusen have really mastered the big responsibility to invest the fans' money into a perfect finish of the series. Not only does the film version take on all the popular aspects of the TV series, it also develops them conclusively and leads to a finale that is as surprising as it is consistent and at the same time extremely funny. Of course, this also applies to the rest of the movie. It was certainly to be feared that the format of the almost 20-minute episodes could not be extended to a two-hour film. But when you're released from the cinema after 123 minutes, you're actually just surprised how quickly time has passed and how much the facial muscles and diaphragm ache from laughter.
That the film works so well is not only due to the wonderful script, which comes up with countless great sayings and many little surprises. Also, the fact that the actors have grown into their roles over the years and have developed a perfect interplay, increases the entertainment value of this comedy significantly. Even if the whole ensemble can convince and the script doesn't focus only on Bernd Stromberg, it is of course first and foremost Christoph Maria Herbst in his grandiosely presented parade role, who proves in every second that he can be seen on the screen that every cent invested in "Stromberg - Der Film" is perfectly invested!
From the amusing opening sequence to the closing credits, in which a few other well-known characters from the series who didn't make it into the film are honored, "Stromberg - Der Film" is a gift for the fans - and on top of that a really good comedy, the humor of which is sometimes very direct and then again extremely subtle. A little clamour, a little satire, seasoned with a good portion of sarcasm and bite - and two hours of best cinema entertainment are ready. Seldom has stranger shame been so much fun! Therefore: whoever found the series even the slightest bit funny should not miss this furious cinema finale! The whole thing is then filed under File U - Absolutely worth seeing!
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