Wer früher stirbt bleibt länger tot - Grave Decisions
Director: Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller, 102 min., 2006
Lorenz Kandler lives in a small Bavarian village. He is a widower and runs the local pub with his sons Franz and Sebastian. The pub of course has a group of regulars who frequently use the pub’s back room to rehearse a Passion play they plan to perform.
Eleven-year-old Sebastian, a bright, cheeky little scamp, sees life as one big adventure, yet believes he is responsible for his mother’s death because she died while giving birth to him. Apart from this “homicide” – a transgression his older brother Franz refuses to forgive him for – he has an array of other terrible misdeeds to answer for and has consequently become accustomed to battling the scourges of purgatory on a nightly basis.
In a naive attempt to evade this eternal blaze, he tries with all his might to cleanse himself of his sins. All the while the pub’s regulars are at his side offering friendly advice.