Messy Christmas



SARA (Martina Gedeck) is a happy woman. She loves JAN (Heino Ferch), her fourth husband, and her hodgepodge of a family which includes her three children by three men and Jan’s son from his fi rst 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…

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François Tron

  • Martina Gedeck
  • Heino Ferch
  • Jasmin Tabatabai
  • Meret Becker
  • Rainer Sellien
  • Roeland Wiesnekker
  • Rosa Enskat
  • Andreas Windhuis
  • Matthias Matschke
  • Ursula Doll
  • Alexandra Neldel
  • Petra Kelling,
  • Feo Aladag
  • Bjarne Ingmar Mädel
  • WDR: Barbara Buhl
  • ARTE: Andreas Schreitmüller

Hans Fromm


Richard Reitinger based on the script of the swedish film “In Bed with Santa” by Monica Rolfner

Production design

Peter Menne

Costume design

Guido Maria Kretschmer