In “Guglhupfgeschwader”, earning millions causes excitement – including a solid action scene. The dog Hinkelotta is also there for the first time.
With “Guglhupfgeschwader”, Eberhofer’s eighth thriller starts in cinemas on August 4. According to director Ed Herzog (56), “gambling addiction, making millions, and corrupt cops” are the official themes of the book adaptation. But really, this time it’s all about personal relationships, including a new dog, a new girlfriend, and new parents.
That’s what “Guglhupfgeschwader” is about
Niederkaltenkirchen village policeman Franz Eberhofer (Sebastian Bezzel, 51) could actually look forward to his service anniversary. Unfortunately, he not only has to deal with an unexpected addition to his family, but also gambling and organized crime. And when the mafia money collectors shoot grandma’s (Enzi Fuchs, 85) freshly baked Guglhupfe, the fun finally stops for the Eberhofer.
Eberhofer’s investigations are made even more difficult by Rudi Birkenberger’s new flame (Simon Schwarz, 51), the esoteric Theresa (Stefanie Reinsperger, 34), who likes to chat. She blows up the well-established Research Dream Team. Moreover, the whole of Niederkaltenkirchen is in lottery fever, the clumsy hothead Flötzinger (Daniel Christensen, 43) even imagines himself a millionaire and dreams of the “Flötz-Tower” – Eberhofer’s brother Leopold (Gerhard Wittmann, 58) isn’t entirely wrong, however.
And what is this Lotto-Otto (Johannes Berzl, 22) who looks suspiciously like Franz? And to make matters worse, Franz is forced by his Susi (Lisa Maria Potthoff, 44) to go to couples therapy – a completely agonizing experience for the phlegmatic Lower Bavarian…
Real spaghetti western action scene and applause scene for Flötzinger
The plot once again ingeniously weird with surprising twists and dialectical highlights such as the nearly endless number of different question options for “Have you ever slept together?” again make this Eberhofer a must for fans.
For the first time, the crime thriller was partially shot in the Czech Republic – with the son of a butcher and junior policeman Max Simmerl (Ferdinand Hofer, 29), partying almost beyond recognition in the middle of the game and red lights. And the crime comedy has another novelty to offer: there’s a real spaghetti western action scene.
And even the hot clumsy Flötzinger causes wonder with his Lower Bavarian gangsta rap with dance accompaniment in XXL. In the credits, we can hear a slanderous version in the Bavarian groove of Gstanzl. Martin Probst (55), main composer of Eberhofer’s films, worked exclusively with Bavarian rapper Liquid (43) for hip-hop tracks.
New dog Hinkelotta
Dog lovers among Eberhofer fans should be particularly interested in the new four-legged friend. Because after the death of Ludwig in the cinema, the Franz Eberhofer family wanted to give a new dog, the three-legged Hinkelotta. “It was not a big change, because I play less with the dog than with the animal trainer”, explained Sebastian Bezzel in an interview granted to spot on news on the replacement of the animal. Hinkelotta, real name Xaver, gets along “very well” with his three little legs, “but it happened to him very early,” he continued.
And Simon Schwarz adds: “These movie animals are not at all obsessed with us actors, only with their animal handlers. We try to react to them, but they barely react to us.” Both actors usually tried to leave the dogs alone as much as possible because there was so much going on on set anyway. “I also reached out to Ludwig for a while so he could sniff and I’m not a complete stranger to him. But otherwise I always left him alone,” says Bezzel.
And when it comes to a dog scene, just rehearse it together. “So the dog knows the man has the treat in his pocket…” Bezzel said and Schwarz revealed with a laugh, “…or the liverwurst behind his ear.”