Messy Christmas

by Vanessa Jopp

Starring Martina Gedek (The Lives of Others, Mostly Martha) and Heino Ferch (Downfall)

SARA is a happy woman. She loves JAN, her fourth husband, and her hodgepodge of a family which includes her three children by three men and Jan's son from his first marriage. For their Christmas celebrations, Sara has invited all their Exes, complete with new partners and assorted children. Jan is far from pleased, but before he can avert the looming disaster, everybody is already knocking on their door. The evening runs its course, with small jibes and lots of spite, with male bonding in the sauna and petty jealousies. Secrets are uncovered, misunderstandings multiply. And as the icing on the Christmas pudding, Sara announces in front of the whole company what her present for Jan will be: She is pregnant! Too bad Jan cannot be the father and even worse that Sara doesn't know that...

Genre / Language / Length
Romance / German / 100 minutes
Original title
Meine schöne Bescherung
directed by
Vanessa Jopp
produced by
X Film Creative Pool, in coproduction with WDR, arte, arte France Cinéma, Label Télé, in coperation with Filmlance International
  • Martina Gedeck (THE LIVES OF OTHERS)
  • Jasmin Tabatabai