In the GDR, purchasing a car was such a difficult process that many families applied for one years in advance. For example, Gisela secretly orders a Wartburg model after the birth of her first child.
In the early 1930s, the cabaret artist Emil Damaschke tries to keep his audiences entertained, but his excessive boldness gets him kicked out of the Rosenthaler cabaret.
Ete and Ali, an incongruous and inseparable pair, are fresh out of the army. Neither one knows what to do next. Ali, who does not want to return to his lackluster life, decides to help Ete win back his wife.
Recently-divorced accountant Farssmann enjoys his quiet job at a small company and is unhappy to find himself suddenly on his way to the top.
Otto Scheidel (Manfred Krug) has been captain of the Elbe steamer Jenissei for over twenty years, but his ship, the last of its kind, is going to be converted into a floating restaurant. Otto, whose his strong attachment to the ship has already cost him his relationship with his girlfrie
Anne Treibel owns a small house that is home to four women and one man, Martin, a badly injured war veteran. All the women are interested in Martin, but he knows that only Anne truly loves him. When Helga asks him to get a surgery that could save his life, he does it for Anne.
A wild story set in eighteenth-century Prussia. Alexander can do everything that a real devil of a fellow must be able to do: ride, shoot, love and devise clever plots. As a result, he is able to climb the ladder from herder to chamber master, where he makes a fool of the feudal lords.
A historical comedy set in the small village of Bützow in Mecklenburg in 1794.
The successful entertainment artist Ralf Keul must either develop his land on the Baltic Sea or else forfeit it. Inexperienced yet courageous, he hurls himself into the undertaking, which spares him no unpleasantness.
Because he lives in a small town with the lowest crime rate in East Germany, Investigator Holms (played by comedian Rolf Herricht) is stuck looking for a stolen pet rabbit even as he dreams of cracking a big case. Caught between his fantasies and his dull reality, Holms begins to suspects he is h