For those who are Eberhofer’sche fans, an absolute must! Like the six previous film adaptations of popular provincial thrillers, it is in the seventh and final part of Kaiserschmarrndrama, which is a hearty treat.
The director Ed Herzog and producer Kerstin Schmidbauer once more rely on the dependable Niederkaltenkirchner ensemble. The idyll of Lower Bavarian provincial policeman Franz Eberhofer (Sebastian Bezel) is in danger.
On the one hand, Franz’s most recent crime scene takes him into the forest, and village-wide female erotica has been murdered, and on the other, his constant friendship partner Susi (Lisa Maria Potthoff) is a part of the antagonistic twin brother Leopold (Gerhard Wittmann). They are planning to construct an abode for two families with a sauna that is shared on the parent farm, and it is ruled by Papa Eberhofer (Eisi Gulp) brutally over the line.
There’s plenty of excitement in the opening of the action. Oberhofer’s ex-partner, also known as Rudi Birkenberger (Simon Schwarz), is confined to an institution for nuns with a belligerent and nagging attitude following a car crash in a wheelchair. He is blaming dear Franz for his situation. If he is still the brash, Rudi is with her (plus Susi and Eberhofschem offspring Paul) in the pigsty and hopes for comprehensive treatment, not just from the charming grandma (Enzi Fuchs). It’s almost excessive for even the insufferable Eberhofer.
A murder committed by the cute online beauty is followed by another following the initial investigations! Are they even alleged, serial offenders? In the course of the inquiry, Franz finds out that along with the butcher Max Simmerl (Stephan Zinner), Master plumber Ignaz Flotzinger (Daniel Christensen) was also a client. Could one of them be the one to blame?
If there wasn’t enough excitement in the idyllic village, There’s also an unruly biker gang that is a source of trouble, specifically for Ignaz. Then, the topping on the cake, the dog Ludwig isn’t well. Fortunately, the rebellious papa Eberhofer sticks to proven methods, and the patties of meat made from cannabis grown in the backyard taste delicious, not just Ludwig.
Humorous dialogues, as well as varied plots, are a little less entertaining over time. However, itsits entertainment worth is higher than expected, particularly at the movie’s beginning. The film’s opening scene, with the violent Birkenberger in the hospital of the monastery, is borderline amazing.
The investigation into the double murder case is moving this time faster than the Eberhofer fan has been used to and is on the back. But, in the end, the tension, more than usual, is less. The resolution of the matter is done almost as it did by itself, and thus the director has more time to work on the application of the absurdities of the grandiosely acting actors that one has already gotten to know from previous episodes.
Salaciousness and expletives are not a problem this time. The mix of Bavarian humorous, hilarious, and gaudy scenes, as well as a lot of comedy in a situation, makes Kaiserschmarrndrama, which is a reference to the earlier success of Eberhofer adaptations. We can now look towards the following case, which is that of Guglhupfgeschwader, that is already completed filming in October and will premiere in theaters by August 2022.