Heaven Near the Louvre

On Happiness in Paris

Once one has been a woman in Paris, one cannot be it anywhere else. Montesquieu

Rive Droite, the 1st Arrondissement, one of the most venerable and most elegant neighbourhoods right in the heart of Paris, between Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Gardens. In 38 brief chapters, Julie ...


Neighbours

Anne Liebert fled to the West as a child just before the Wall came down. Later on she returned to East Berlin, eking out a living for herself and her daughter Marie as a geriatric nurse. One of her charges is quietly waiting for the end of his life-but when Anne coerces pensioner Karl Fritzsche ...


A Long Night

Ludwig doesn't know who he is anymore. Since failing to qualify as a lawyer, he no longer feels in control of his own destiny. Yes, he soon finds employment as the manager of a firm that imports cheap cotton from Pakistan - but it all seems unreal. And who is Bella, the aloof married woman he ...


The Turkish Woman

Although he has a brilliant career ahead of him, the young man from Frankfurt is melancholic for no apparent reason. Then he meets a young Turkish woman, with whom he immediately becomes obsessed. But Pupuseh is compelled to return to her home country.
Driven by his passion, the young man ...

Rights sold: Italy, Arabic language

Good morning, Mr. Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was one of the greatest musicians and music patrons of the Romantic movement. Grandson of the great philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, he came from a respected, well-to-do Jewish family that converted to Christianity. His Grand Tour took him not to the "classically" ...


Together Can be Even Harder

There are new adventures in store for the likeable gang of senior squatters. Rosa (71), Konrad (72) and Leo (73) live in a dilapidated old villa, along with the money they have acquired by underhand means - money they intend to launder through a variety of fanciful ventures. When granddaughter ...

Volume: 2

When the Gondolas Sink

"Venice - it is a stunning gondola filled to the last seat with overweight tourists… Should we wait until the gondola sinks?"

A series of attacks on famous guests sets Venice on tenterhooks. A terrorist attack, or the work of a psycho or a passionate tourist hater? The victims are: ...


Love is the Best Cook

People don't kiss amateur cooks...

Against her better judgment, Miriam decides to do a favor for her ex-boyfriend Felix. She agrees to take over a shabby, chaotic bistro for a few days. Fortunately for her, Selim (a chatty Turkish bus driver and dreamy amateur cook), Joannis (an ...


Among Strangers

"My today consists of three simple words: I. Am. Alone."

After being forced to flee her Syrian homeland, Madiha lands in a German refugee home. The physically disabled woman has survived the grueling flight, but only as a result of the help she received from a stranger, Harun. One ...


The Day Before Spring Came

Sometimes everything happens at the same time

Ellinor is a 52-year-old pastor. Now divorced, she lives alone with her 18-year-old son Dean and plays in a band to counterbalance her day-to-day life. The sudden death of her neighbor causes Ellinor to contemplate not only the ...


The Afterlife Can Stuff It

Ghost meets My Best Friend's Wedding

Since the death of his wife, David has immersed himself in his professional life and in caring for his eccentric father. Occasional attempts at romantic rendezvous fail as a result of David's shyness. Until he falls for Selma. However, ...


The Corpses of Rialto

The agent to the Doge Davide Venier is searching for clues: Within a short time span, three Venetians are murdered. At the same time, Portuguese merchants are striving to undermine Venice's dominance of the spice trade. Davide, disguised as a merchant, he is to uncover the conspiracy - and ends up ...
Volume: 3