Sein ganzes Leben lang hat Friedrich Wilhelm Hoffmann seine Karriere dem Privatleben vorgezogen. Keine Ehefrau hatte er, denn er war mit seinen Schokoladenfabriken verheiratet. Nun ist er alt und grau, und seine Verwandtschaft, die gierig auf das Erbe wartet, hält er auf Distanz. Umso erstaunter ist Hoffmann, als ihn eines Tages eine junge Frau namens Brigitte aufsucht und behauptet, seine Enkelin zu sein. Plötzlich erinnert sich der alte Herr: Als junger Mann hatte er eine kurze, heftige Affäre, die er auf Druck seines Vaters beenden musste.
All throughout his entire life, Friedrich Wilhelm Hoffmann let his career run roughshod over his personal life. He had no wife, because he was married instead to his chocolate factory. Now he’s old and gray, and his relatives, who are greedily waiting for him to kick the bucket so they can get their hands on his worldly goods, keep their distance from him. Then one day, an astonished Hoffmann is visited by a young woman named Brigitte, who asserts, that she’s his granddaughter. Suddenly, it all comes back to the old man: as a young man, he had a short, but intense, love affair, which he had to end on the insistence of his father.
THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).
DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel).
QUALITY (of feature film only): unsharp with soft features and pixellization issues
LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM: 88 mins
LENGTH OF NEWSREEL: 27 mins
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