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Dying is no solution either

When the old-fashioned and pessimistic widower Hermann (Walter Sittler) is diagnosed with cancer, he decides to end his life himself – which, however, turns out to be much more difficult than he thought.

It’s just the right time for him to meet the colorfully dressed, fun-loving HANNE (Andrea Sawatzki) at the book club, whose well-to-do ex-husbands have all mysteriously died shortly after their wedding. Convinced that she had a hand in it and hoping for the same fate, Hermann stages himself as a suitable candidate for husband number four with an unstable construct of lies and help from his unsuspecting relatives. However, he has not reckoned with the obstacles of burgeoning joie de vivre and feelings that unexpectedly get in the way of his plan….

Drama | 90 min. | ARD Degeto | 2020
Written by Matthias Lehmann
Producer Simone Höller, Michael Smeaton
Line Producer Anemone Krüzner
Director Ingo Rasper
Camera Ralf Mendle
Cast Walter Sittler, Andrea Sawatzki, Anja Knauer, Arthur Gropp, Verena Plangger, Gerhard Fehn, Martina Eitner-Acheampong, Omar El-Saeidi et al.

Awards, Competitions & Festivals

Festival des deutschen Films - Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Winner of the Rheingold Audience Award 2021

Filmtage Oberschwaben

Winner in the category “Best TV Movie” 2021