Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In another Berlin underground farce from Lothar Lambert, the popular 1970's and '80s director/writer/actor focuses his sights on Gerhard, a buttoned-down bank clerk (played by Lambert) desperately in need of liberation. The poor man is hounded by his sister and a lustful neighbor and seems trapped in his life until Hans (Hans Marquardt), another bank employee, convinces Gerhard to come along to a big transvestite club to watch him and others perform. Gerhard goes -- and his evening out becomes the hot topic for the staid bank employees the next day. Undaunted, Gerhard decides to go back to the club and join in the performances after some serious practice in front of a mirror -- and he not only comes out of the closet, but runs wildly rampant through the neighborhood, taking down society's taboos as he goes along. Parents who supervise their young children's viewing should take note that much of Lambert's humor derives from very adult situations, and perhaps less-than-adult attitudes.
hen-pecked, independence, sexual-awakening, transvestite