First-class pool shark and all-around hustler Jaeckie Zucker is up to his ears in debt, again. He faces jail, divorce and general ruin. When word comes that his mother has died, leaving an inheritance, it's a stroke of luck. But according to his mother's will, before he can cash in Zucker must first reconcile with his long-estranged, Orthodox brother Samuel, who is arriving the next day, family in tow, expecting to sit shiva for seven days. Can Zucker, who has forsaken his religion, and his non-Jewish wife pass as observant? And can he sneak away to compete in a high-stakes pool tournament?
From the Producers of Run Lola Run and Good Bye Lenin! .
WINNER! Six 'German Oscars' Including Best Picture & Best Actor
WINNER! Ernst Lubitsch Award for Best Comedy
"Peppered with wacky spunk and delicate panache! A breath of fresh air from a country ripe with intensity." - Boston Herald
"Sweet comedy! Brings easy laughter and joy." - Miami Herald
"It might be the first funny German movie you’ve ever seen!" - Dallas Morning News
"Funny from the Get-‘Go'!" - Washington Post
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Release Year: 2006
Running Time: 91 minutes
Language: German w/ English subtitles