Synopsis by Mark Deming
Rosi (Gisela Schneeberger) is a bookish middle-aged woman working for an insurance company who becomes smitten with Rainer (August Zirner), a good-looking German novelist, when she sees him read from his works. Rosi happens to be nearby when Rainer kills his obsessively jealous girl friend in self-defense. Rosi's more than happy to help Rainer cover up the incident, but she sees this as a chance to work her way into his inner circle, and before long she gets the notion that the easiest way to eliminate competition for his attentions is to simply kill a few people who stand in her way. Though produced for European television, Die Hahn Ist Tot received a screening at the 1999 Munich Film Festival.
killing, cover-up, jealousy, writer, insurance-company