After resigning as mayor of the provincial village of Hindafing and despite his penchant for flops, failures and a string of bad luck, Alfons Zischl almost accidentally ends up becoming a representative in the Bavarian State Parliament. Yet even in this official position he quickly finds himself knee-deep in further political and personal fiascos…
After resigning as mayor of the provincial village of Hindafing, Alfons Zischl almost accidentally ends up becoming a representative in the Bavarian State Parliament in Munich. Of course he must keep his nose to the grindstone for his provincial constituency, and of course it doesn’t take long before Zischl ends up entangling himself in a web of promises he cannot keep. Practically everybody wants a piece of him: His old buddy Sepp Goldhammer wants to build new slaughterhouses on a nature preserve and needs the local zoning changed; the party leader in parliament, Mr.Bauer, is asking Zischl to help get a derelict armaments factory back up and running; furthermore, Hindafing is also supposed to finally be getting a railway station and be connected to the regional transportation network. But Zischl’s support for the armaments factory becomes a ticking time bomb for him – after talking Sepp Goldhammer into investing in the ailing firm, one disaster follows the next, and this downward spiral leads him back to face old adversaries, Ukrainian separatists, “Imperial citizens” who question the legitimacy of the German government , and even some of the last dregs of the Baader–Meinhoff Gang .
And if that weren’t enough, Zischl’s personal life has also taken a turn for the worst. His pregnant wife, Marie, feels neglected due to his even heavier workload and has formed an unholy alliance with her long-lost mother, who carries a dark secret. Amidst this chaos, the birth of Zischl’s first son is rapidly approaching, but even here unexpected dark secrets come to the fore before Zischl past finally catches up to him…
A complex, Fargo-style look at the dark underbelly of our modern Western society: Character-driven, darkly comic and unexpectedly moving. The second season continues its pointed, satiric look at modern political and social issues that everyone can relate to.
Neuesuper for BR and ARTE
|Year Of Production||2019|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||German [OV],English [ST],French [DUB]|
Cast & Crew
Heinz Josef Braun