UNDERTAKER’S PARADISE

Genre: Comedy
Year of Production: 1998/1999
Distribution: Buena Vista International, World sales: Bavaria Film International
Director: M.X. Oberg

Screenplay: M.X. Oberg, Tim Dabringhaus
Casting: Hubbard Casting
Director of Photography: Martin Kukula
Editing: Barbara Giess
Production Design: Tanja Dehmel
Costume Design: Anette Guther
Make-up Artist: Birger Laube
Sound recording: Raoul Grass

When Hugo, a young German, founds an undertaker's business in Wales, he is dead certain of its success. After all, the sleepy seaside resort of Aberystwyth boasts the highest density of old-age pensioners in Europe. But what Hugo didn't anticipate was the resistance of the locals and the craftiness of his competitors. His business is boycotted and he finds himself up to his ears in debt, that is, until his fatherly friend, the American jazz clarinettist Jim Lagota takes matters in hand. Hugo can't explain why, but suddenly the place is humming, and the corpses pile up in his cold store...

Thomas Schmauser (Hugo), Ben Gazzara (Jim), Edward Jewesbury (Burns sen.), Emma Catherwood (Natalie), Michael Fitzgerald (Edgar), Janine Eser (Pauline), Francis Magee (Joey), Sally Dexter (Mary-Boo), Brenda Kempner (Mrs. Minford), Jolyon Baker (Walther)

FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, MEDIA
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