Film - Opening Film Filmfest 2021


Directed by Ed Herzog


Director: Ed Herzog
Section: Opening Film
Country: Germany
Year: 2020
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Enzi Fuchs, Eisi Gulp


The latest hilarious installment about Bavarian village cop Franz Eberhofer opens this year’s FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

Trouble is brewing in idyllic small-town Bavaria. Not so much because the village’s well-known webcam girl was murdered, a case Franz Eberhofer investigates in his usual laid-back manner, but more because now, of all times, his pushy yet always helpful partner Rudi is stuck in a wheelchair after an accident for which, of course, he blames Franz. The tension rises when Rudi settles in on the farm, expecting round-the-clock care from Franz. But what really gets to the village cop is when his long-term girlfriend Susi teams up with his loathsome brother Leopold to build a duplex right next to the farm for the two families to share — with a communal sauna in the basement. Papa Eberhofer doesn’t like the idea either. And as if village life weren’t colorful enough already with a rebellious motorcycle gang and marijuana meatballs, Franz finally also discovers that his buddies Simmerl and Flötzinger had been regular clients of the murder victim.

You can buy tickets for the screening at the associated cinema Gloria Palast here.

You can buy tickets for the sreening at the associated cinema Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor here.

Meet the director


Ed Herzog

Ed Herzog was born in Calw in 1965. From 1991 to 1998, he majored in feature film at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). After graduating, he directed several episodes of television series and miniseries, including DER FAHNDER, DER ELEFANT, UNTER VERDACHT, POLIZEIRUF 110, and TATORT. In 2005, he directed the transatlantic road movie ALMOST HEAVEN, for which he and Paul Herzberg wrote the screenplay. In 2006, Herzog followed up with SCHWESTERHERZ. Since 2013 he has been instrumental to the success of the film adaptations of Rita Falk’s crime novels about village cop Franz Eberhofer; these include SAUERKRAUTKOMA, for which he received the Bavarian Film Award in 2018. His television thriller EIN VERHÄNGNISVOLLER PLAN premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2019, where it received the Bernd Burgemeister TV Movie Award.


Screenplay: Stefan Betz, Ed Herzog
Original Material: Rita Falk
Director of Photography: Stephan Schuh
Film Editor: Stefan Essl
Composer: Martin Probst
Production Designer: Anette Ingerl
Costume Design: Walter Schwarzmeier
Sound: Christian Götz
Sound design: Sören Blüthgen und Christian 'Choco' Bischoff
Make-up artist: Aurora Hummer, Anna Kirchhammer
Casting director: Franziska Aigner
Producer: Kerstin Schmidbauer
Production Company: Constantin Film Produktion GmbH
Executive producer: Christine Rothe
Co-Producer: Stephanie Heckner, Katja Kirchen, Christine Strobl
Co-Production Company: ARD Degeto, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)
Distributor: Constantin Film Verleih GmbH