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Neues vom Wixxer
Germany 2007

Opening 15 Mar 2007

Directed by: Cyrill Boss
Writing credits: Oliver Kalkofe, Bastian Pastewka, Oliver Welke
Principal actors: Oliver Kalkofe, Bastian Pastewka, Joachim Fuchsberger, Christiane Paul, Sonja Kirchberger

Dark and foggy London, only the wind softly moves the fallen autumn leaves in the graveyard. Whilst an informer is warning chief inspector Even Longer (Oliver Kalkofe, comedian/script) and his colleague Very Long (Bastian Pastewka, comedian/script), he is struck down by arrows. The Wixxer is back in town! His first victim has died. With horror the two inspectors discover a row of empty, freshly dug graves, complete with names engraved in stone. Their own names are amongst them as well as Victoria Dickham’s, daughter of the legendary ex-inspector of Scotland Yard (marvellous Joachim Fuchsberger, after 30 years again to be seen on screen). All victims will be killed by The Wixxer within the next 24 hours. Panic-stricken, they take action as the dead bodies pile up in Dr. Brinkman’s pathology (Oliver Welke, comedian/script). Inspector Even Longer, who is madly in love with young and sexy Victoria Dickham (Christiane Paul), would prefer to guard her himself for the next 24 hours but urgent tasks are demanding his attention. Time is running out. How can Victoria be safe in the old castle? His dancing brother, detective Much Longer (Christian Tramitz), is responsible for her personal safety. But what is the role of Alfons Hatler (Christoph Maria Herbst), the weird manager of an asylum, singing karaoke in his spare time? Does he have any control over his inmates? The suspense grows. Who is the Wixxer hiding behind a mask and covered in a wide cloak?

Since 2004's Der Wixxer played to an audience of about two million; the new movie Neues vom Wixxer will have its fan club already. Producer Christian Becker has won more big names like Joachim Fuchsberger (in the ‘60s he was inspector Barth of the successful Edgar Wallace movies), Christiane Paul, Sonja Kirchberger (Lady Dickham) and Judy Winter (Sister Lucipha). Chris Howland and Wolfgang Völz are another two “Oldies” adding their special touch. A few insider gags can be recognised as homage to the original Wallace films and will please all fans of this genre. Unexpected cameo appearances of well-known public personalities surprise throughout the story. This who-done-it comedy is directed by the young duo Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert (Märchenstunde – TV and script). (Birgit Schrumpf)

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