Widows: Erst Die Ehe, Dann Das Vergneugen (1998)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Ensemble Film  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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The title of this German comedy-drama translates literally as "First Marriage, Then Fun." The Father's Day team of director Sherry Hormann and scripter Kit Hopkins reunited to capture the lives of three women, friends since their school days -- lawyer Elisabeth (Katja Flint), living with the much older Charles (Martin Benrath); Maria (Ornella Muti), now trying to dump her third husband; and mother Molly (Eva Mattes), whose husband Erich (Owe Ochsenknecht) is involved in an affair with actress Sandi (Gruschenka Stevens). When Erich takes off to Cannes with Sandi, Molly gets back by sending his business partners a prank note claiming Erich has died. When Charles goes away, Elisabeth becomes attracted to a younger man, rock musician Vince (Heino Ferch). Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.