When Edith´s Bells Toll (Wenn Edith´s Glocken läuten)
Ades Zabel | Germany | 2016 | 1 h 9 m
German with English Subtitles
Edith Schröder loves to grumble throughout the holiest time of the year – Christmas. In the end the desire for having a cosy, fluffy Christmas eves wins, and Edith’s best friends Biggi and Jutta manage to persuade her to spend the festive days together. Christmas a la Neukölln Berlin style. A roast goose from the next gas station, a sour red wine for 1,99€, the red cabbage in it’s most beautiful white colour and a brown sauce which is not clearly definable. The dinner is a disaster itself. But Edith is strong and resistant. After discovering Edith’s depressive bonsai Christmas tree decoration, Jutta decides to carry her artsy white Christmas tree into Edith’s flat. While Biggi, the all in leopard style dressed blondie, gets surprised by her mother’s visit, and confronted with her past. Biggi’s daughter Ilonka lives with her grandmother, and granny wants to go on a trip to Mallorca, without the child. So Biggi ends up being forced to have her daughter with her on Christmas eve. Even though this holy evening doesn’t seem to have a change for being cosy and relaxed the friends arrange themselves with the chaotic circumstances and celebrate a slightly different Christmas a la Neukölln Berlin style.