The Goldfish

by Alireza Golafshan

A gang of disabled flatmates attempt to smuggle black money from Switzerland to Germany.

Oliver is a hard-working Portfolio Manager, living life in the fast lane. But after a devastating car crash he ends up in hospital. Diagnosis: paraplegia.Two months of rehab should prepare him for a life in a wheelchair, but Oliver is just not up for it. In rehab he stumbles into the “Goldfish Group”, a band of disabled roommates in a board and care home. When Oliver learns that his illegal financial transactions in Zurich are about to blow, he gets an idea: “Wouldn't a bus with a bunch of handicapped people make the perfect disguise to smuggle 1.2 million Euros across the German-Swiss border?” As he is able to fulfil his plan, things are about to go south when the members of the “Goldfish Group” act differently than they were supposed to…It all ends up in a rousing road trip – beyond the boundaries of greed, glamour, luck and legality.

Genre / Language / Length
Comedy / German / 111 minutes
Original title
Die Goldfische
directed by
Alireza Golafshan
produced by
Wiedemann & Berg Film GmbH in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion GmbH and Sevenpictures Film GmbH
  • Tom Schilling (GENERATION WAR, OH BOY)
  • Birgit Minichmayr (3 DAYS IN QUIBERON, DOWNFALL)

Press Quotes

"Refreshingly bold and funny: the best German comedy in a long time."