Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
An incarcerated homicidal maniac hits the road after taking hostage the pretty prison medic who told him he has a malignant brain tumor. With a few surprising twists and much inky-black humor, this German comedy chronicles the strange adventures between the hostage and the killer. Edgar's ruthless exploits are well-known in the criminal community and word of his break-out travels fast. Meanwhile Lucy (the hostage) takes Edgar to a restaurant to sample sushi for the first time. Just as they begin to dine a crook bursts in with a big gun, saying he is Edgar's brother. He then begins sternly lecturing Edgar for killing their foster family. Edgar goes into one of his strange fits and kills his brother. This is only one of a long string of murders as many crooks want to kill Edgar, and none can succeed. One person who benefits from the melee is the local arms dealer whose business is suddenly booming. Despite all the bloodshed, Lucy remains strong and calm. In fact she slowly becomes the dominant one and as Edgar's sexual needs begin to reawaken, a strange romance blooms. Edgar begs Lucy to make love to him. Unfortunately, she has chosen to be celibate. Fortunately, she decides to make a sort of exception for him and takes him to a hotel where she subjects him to one of the funniest, darkest love scenes in recent cinema.
escape, hostage, killing, killing-spree, maniac, prison