Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
A family that had existed easily in their small Berlin apartment decide that their living situation is just not satisfactory anymore -- the children have grown to a maturity that demands more space. Not only that, a dearly beloved uncle is unexpectedly in need of a place to live and they must also think of him. If this were not Berlin with its housing crunch, finding a larger apartment would be just a matter of checking newspaper ads -- but it is Berlin, and nobody wants a family with children. Or more precisely, no one wants a family, just a couple or one lone apartment-dweller please. What can they do? When they find a large, livable space above a bakery there is only one small hitch to the rental -- the place must be used as a business. The uncle comes up with a solution that makes everyone happy: why not use the space to sell candy, since he knows how to make candy -- he used to do it regularly? As they consider this new challenge, it is met with the same sense of humor that enlivens their housing-search, and makes their situation more of an adventure -- with constant mishaps -- for everyone to enjoy. Director Dieter Koester worked with his wife, Assistant Director Hannelore Conradsen-Koester to create this children's story.
business, guest, uncle