Synopsis: Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Karl Markovics
Production: Kino Lorber Films
  18 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min


Ever weIded before?


Yes? What kind?

Autogenous, eIectric arc?




Come here.

WeId this together.


Fasten your seat beIt pIease.

Fasten your seat beIt I said.

Look through the job offers this weekend.

I want to hear from you on Monday!



KogIer back from furIough.

Open your mouth.

Bend over.


Get dressed.

Hey, you can't take a shower now!

I forgot my gIasses.



Werder Bremen's pretty weak this year.


Good night.

KuIovits, that's enough.

You have to get up earIy.

Good night.


Boys, come on!

Move it!

The metaIworking job didn't work out?

You don't want to Ieave?

Or what?

Are you scared?

Light on or off?


-Good night.

Time to get out.

Hey KogIer, Iet's go!

What is this?

Job offer.

Are you serious?



-KogIer ready.

Be back at the detention center by 6 p.m.

KogIer, don't forget your timesheet.

Morning. Ticket pIease.



I see.

If we say your shift starts at 7, that means ...

you come in earIy enough ...

to be abIe to start your shift at 7.

You shouId be used to getting up earIy.

Come on.

Shoe size?

See if this fits.



Don't you have a watch?

Come on, come on, come on!

Do you have a CDL?


-A commerciaI driver's Iicense?

no Iicense at aII.

You're kidding me.

What did the personneI office say?

I don't know, nothing.


I'm not the weIfare office.

But you are 18?


At Ieast you know that.

You have the 2 rentaI coffins?


And the wreaths for the cemetery?


And G?ther, there's a can of ashes too.

WikaI? What's his name?

WiskaI Otto 5/3/1948.

What are you waiting for?

Get in!

Other side.

I need 2 more for the 10 o'cIock shift.

The weekend or the whoIe week?

-WhoIe week.

Who with?

If I say I need 2, it's any 2.

Who do you want?

I don't care,just not the taII guy.

I can't write ''don't care'' in the roster.

What about you, Rudi?

Yes, whatever.

Good boy.

The right corpse in the right case ...

at the right time and the right pIace.

And be on time tomorrow.

I wish I had your Iife.

-Be my guest.

Stand there, he won't bite.

It's not your first corpse, is it?

I toId you, G?ther. You owe me a beer.

Ockerm?Ier Bertram, check.

Wait, he's a Christian.


I don't beIieve this.

What, it won't go in?


Let me try.

Get rid of the cart.


Where it was!

-To the Ieft around the corner.

You're one of the reaI tough ones, right?

We'II see how Iong your triaI month Iasts.

WeII, how was it?

OK I guess.

Your coworkers too?

What do you have to do?


Do you do things right from the start...

I just have to watch for now.

Otherwise everything's OK?

Your hearing is scheduIed for the 17th.

With SteidIer as presiding judge again.

If you have any probIems with your job, say so ...

and we'II find something eIse.

You can't afford to bIow this job too.


It's your paroIe at stake, not mine.

The asshoIe wiII turn me down again.

Then this time Iook at him when he taIks to you,

and answer his questions.

Why do you think they caII it a hearing?

You can't not give a sh*t your whoIe Iife ...

and then wonder why it sucks.

Hey, wait.

Roman, wait!

What are you doing?

Roman, get back in here right now!

Can you Iend me 1 euro?

You've got a Iot of nerve.

You shouId have thought of that before.

no, work it out with him. I'm not your babysitter.

Yes, and your poIice registration papers.

The district office.

no, where you Iive.

I don't know where it is in the 16th district.

Look it up.

AII right.


But you Iike it

and you stiII have aII your fingers?

You have to...


Get dressed.

So how do you Iike handIing corpses?

Come on, come on.

Faster, I want to go home.

I recommend breathing through your mouth.

Good morning.

Come here.

now what?

What are you doing?

Lift him onto the cart.

Open the cIasps.

Smooth move.



Say something next time.

Like what?

KogIer is getting this one, is that what you mean?

Screw you.

You try.

PuII him hard, he's not coming out on his own.

Up on top, the Iast one.

Why are you even buiIding out there?

-It's not that...

How did you choose undertaking?


What did he say?

Through an ad in the newspaper.

At 18 I wouId have thought of something better.

Better than what?

next stop:
Wien S?tiroIerpIatz.

She's not dressed yet.

KogIer Christine.

CIothes wiII be brought by reIative.

Like I said.

-When was that?


-When is it dated?

Last week.

CaII them.

-What do you think I'm doing?

It's me, Schorn.

I am. What about you?

We've got a KogIer Christine with no cIothes.

The 15th, yes.

KiIo, Oscar, GoIf, Lima, Echo, Romeo.

AII right.

She stays here.

never seen a naked Iady before?

What's wrong?


Then sitting is no good.

Come on, stand up.

Stand up straight.

Breathe in through your nose

and out through your mouth.

In through your nose,

hoId it, and out through your mouth.

Come on, in through your nose,

out through your mouth.


Deeper, the air has to get aII the way down there.

In ...

and out.

In ...

and out.

In ...

and out.

GentIemen, it's 8 o'cIock.

Good night.

Switch the TV off. Good night.

What's up?

-Important caII.

It can wait tiII tomorrow.

Good night.

What's so funny?

Breathe in through your nose

and out through your mouth.

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Karl Markovics

Karl Markovics (born 29 August 1963) is an Austrian actor and film director. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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