Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Good performances are said to have lifted the German crime drama Heisse Spur St. Pauli beyond the limits of its fairly conventional story. Two brothers, who are a different as night and day, are fated for a reunion. One of them is a decent enough fellow; he drives a taxi and is trying to save money to start his own business. The other has just escaped prison, and is after his brother's money. The convict's wife is separated from him, and the taxi-driving brother has been courting her. That's reason enough for the convict to hold her hostage in order to get his brother's money.
brother, cab-driver, escaped-convict, hostage, love-triangle, reunion, sibling