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LEGEND OF BRANDNER KASPAR, THE

It’s not easy being the Grim Reaper, or Boandlkramer as he’s known in Bavaria! That’s what German superstar comedian Michael ”Bully“ Herbig (”Hui Buh: The Castle Ghost”, “Dreamship Surprise: Period 1”, “Manitou’s Shoe”) discovers in this latest version of one of the most popular German folk tales of all time. 

All he has to do is collect the souls of the dearly departed and deliver them to St. Peter. Easy, isn’t it? That’s wrong! Because not everyone wants to go quietly and, in the case of smart and wily Brandner Kaspar, played by character actor Franz-Xaver Kroetz, some don’t want to go at all! After all, Brandner’s a sprightly 69-years-old and, he feels, much too young to shuffle off his mortal coil. Death persuades and cajoles to no avail. Kaspar’s alive and he wants to stay on earth. So why not have a drink? Grim Reaper can’t refuse the homemade moonshine? Once Brandner’s got Death well oiled, he suggests a game of cards and promptly cheats him into granting him another 21 years on earth! The next day Death has no choice but to take himself and his aching head back to heaven. But up among the clouds and inside the pearly gates, Death finds keeping a cover-up is harder than he thought!

THE LEGEND OF BRANDNER KASPAR is universal family entertainment from the tried and tested team of Klaus Richter and Joseph Vilsmaier. THE LEGEND OF BRANDNER KASPAR never tires in the telling. This is a story to warm your heart and bring laughs to your lips. You don’t even have to be Bavarian!

Genre
Fairytale
2008
Director
Joseph Vilsmaier
Cast
Michael Bully Herbig, Franz Xaver Kroetz, Detlev Buck
Playing Time
100 min.
Languages
German
Producer
Joseph Vilsmaier, Markus Zimmer, Herbert G. Kloiber
Production Company
Perathon Film, Clasart Film- und Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft mbH
Original Author
Franz von Kobell
Status
Completed

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