Paul Is Dead

Synopsis: Pupil Tobias is a big Beatles fan. He knows everything about his favourite group. All the pieces of trivia he has collected seem to be pieces of a puzzle which lead to the only possible conclusion: Paul McCartney has died early and was replaced with a double by the band's management. Now Tobias has to communicate his findings.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Henk Handloegten
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
75 min

First of August 1980

Followed a suspicious car and noted its features.

Otherwise, not much has happened.

No murder, no burglary,

not even a stolen bicycle.

Helmut Kublik has made no more

recent appearances.

I think he doesn't want to meet Till.

On the radio, I heard John Lennon

has finally recorded another album.

Hopefully Alan Bangs will play it

on his Beatles show tomorrow.

Mom called.

She's coming back on Monday.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen!

We now come to the young talent

part of our show.

Today it's about "Nuzzlebox".

We already have the group in the studio.

Almost, that is.

But the leads of the band are already here.

Mr. Kerner, good evening!

- Good evening.

Yes, so first of all, the listeners

would of course really like to know:

Nuzzlebox, who is that actually?

Nuzzlebox, that's...

That's my brother, Tim Kerner.

He plays guitar and bass.

Is he younger or older than you?

Older. My brother is four years

older than me.

Yes, and then there's the

famous Helmut Kublik.

Yes, how did you get to know one another?

I mean, how did the band get started?

They got started... yes... yes so, that was

about a year earlier, so in the summer.

And actually we've always known each other.

We spent a lot of time together.

We sat around and discussed music.

Which envelope do you want, A, B, or C?

C, I'll take envelope C.

Envelope C!

Mr. Kerner, you have 650 Marks at this time.

Mr. Kublik has 2580 Marks.

How much do you want to wager?

I'll wager everything.

Mr. Kerner wagers everything!

A two-part question

that must be answered in 30 seconds!

Who warned Paul McCartney when Jane Asher

returned from a tour earlier than expected...

and he was enjoying himself in bed

with Francie Schwartz? And, when was that?

Man, once again a chic question,

they're of no real interest to anyone!

You picked out the question yourself,

so stop complaining!


And then I hit on an idea!

Not to just talk about it,

but to start a band.

Let's start a band!

The others were immediately stoked.

You're bringing that up again!

You can't play any instruments, man!

But I could sing.

You don't know English either!

Besides, your hair is much too short.

I'll just play bass,

then no one will hear anyway.

So, do you know the answer, or not?


Come on, you have to take this

a bit seriously, okay?


Mr. Kublik, do you know the answer?

from the Apple Scruffs.

Thanks, thanks, that is correct.

And with that, Mr. Kublik is our

former and new champion!

And Mr. Kerner... goes swimming.

Yes, thanks,

now let's continue with the music...

in fact with "Something I Love".

Who took part in recording that?

So yes, that's one of my solo works.

There are some musical differences

with the other two right now.

Well, Till has worked harder on his solo

project since the start of the holiday.

And Helmut has totally buried himself

in the studio.

Of course, all of us hope that

these differences will soon be set aside.

But for now,

Nuzzlebox with "Something I Love".

Ladies and gentlemen, let's hear it!

I'll just quickly get the guitar.

Open up!

He'll go away.

I know that you're in there.

Open up!

- Tobias, go away!

I'm peeling off the Fortuna sticker!

I'm peeling off the Fortuna sticker!

Leave the sticker alone!

Besides, I've told you a thousand times,

don't bother me when Tessa is here.

I just want to get the guitar.

You have your T-shirt on inside out!

Listen, you need to come up with

something different.

We have to meet somewhere else.

I can't stand him anymore.

I'll come up with something.

Hi, Mrs. Steiner!

Well Tobias, how's it going?

How is it at home for the holidays?

How's your brother?

Are you okay?

It's okay.

You still have to take care.

We men just aren't meant to live alone.

I often miss having a wife at home.

It's not easy to find the right one.

Your mother...

she is something special.

How long will she still be away?

A week, right?

Here, this is for you.

Thank you.

No problem. Bye!

Hello, Mr. Hhr.

- Hello.

Do you have these cigarettes?

Have you these cigarettes?

Nah, nah, I really don't have them now.

Thank you.

Highly suspicious car discovered.

White VW Beetle, right-hand drive.

Approximately model year '67.

Rare 1.5-liter engine.

In the back seat there's an open bag

and a locked black briefcase.

In front are several cassette tapes

and a map of London.

The driver wears sunglasses

and speaks English.

Obviously he's trying to avoid public scrutiny.


What would be found in the briefcase?

Where should I start today?

Start at the beginning.

The doctor said, the sooner the better.

I'll be back at half past 7.

Bye Helmut!

- Bye.

Tell me about New Orleans, Dad.


What was your ship called?

I was once in America too.

That's me, Dad.

With Tessa in the garden.

And that's Tessa. Don't you know?


Hey, Mr. Kublik.

Helmut, I have to show you something!

This is incredible! This can't be possible!

You'll never believe me!

Look at this, this is unbelievable!

Tell me, are you crazy,

leave the record alone!

Hey, wait a moment,

I have to show you something!

Here, LMW 28 IF! There!

He's here!

- Who?

The VW Beetle from Abbey Road was

parked in front of Roger's shop.

And then he went to the record shop.

But Roger is coming back tomorrow.

Yes, no one was there,

but the guy rang the doorbell. There.

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