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Over My Dead Body (1995)

Nur über meine Leiche (original title)
After being unfaithful to her one time too much, Fred's wife has him shot dead by a killer. However, Fred manages to persuade Death to make a deal: He'll receive back his life if he frees ... See full summary »

Director:

Rainer Matsutani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christoph M. Ohrt ... Fred Wischnewski
Katja Riemann ... Rita Hauser
Ulrike Folkerts Ulrike Folkerts ... Charlotte
Felix Eitner Felix Eitner ... Frosch
Julia Brendler ... Lisa
Udo Kier ... Killer
David Michael Williamson David Michael Williamson ... Tod
Claudia Schlenger Claudia Schlenger ... Gerda
Klaus Stiglmeier Klaus Stiglmeier ... Sanitäter 1 - Paramedic #1
Joseph Hannesschläger Joseph Hannesschläger ... Sanitäter 2 - Paramedic #2 (as Josef Hannesschläger)
Michael Gahr Michael Gahr ... Inspektor
Michael Schreiner Michael Schreiner ... Assistent
Manuela Riva Manuela Riva ... Empfangsdame - Receptionist
Uwe Rohde Uwe Rohde ... Taxifahrer - Cab Driver
Götz Otto ... Zuhälter 1 - Pimp #1
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Storyline

After being unfaithful to her one time too much, Fred's wife has him shot dead by a killer. However, Fred manages to persuade Death to make a deal: He'll receive back his life if he frees from their misery three women whose hearts he had broken at lifetime. This task is not easy, but he receives help from wallflower Rita and from his mother who has been dead for five years... Written by Michael Hohmuth <hohmuth@inf.tu-dresden.de>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Over My Dead Body See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Bayerischer Rundfunk was unwilling to finance a movie in which a naked turkey represented a dead person's soul, so the turkey was put into a dress. See more »

Goofs

Rita's brace is missing during the last third of the movie. A cut scene showed her losing it when the spirit of Fred's ex-wife departs her body. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits the Killer (Udo Kier) whispers his last words: "Das Leben geht weiter (life goes on)" See more »

Connections

Remade as Over My Dead Body See more »

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German comedies can be fun!
14 April 2003 | by Don-143See all my reviews

After reading some of the reviews about German movies, I wasn't especially thrilled to find out that my girlfriend had chosen a German comedy for our video night. All the more pleasantly surprised I was after having watched "Over my dead body".

Unexpected twists, great use of visual effects (especially considering it was a low budget debut), great actors, remarkable storytelling and the mother reincarnated as a turkey, hilarious!

Was this really a German flick?

I can only recommend this movie to anyone who thinks Central European films are all intellect and no fun. This one gets an eight out of ten rating.


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