(aka "The Best Christmas Ever" )


directed by Edgar Reitz
Germany 1984


Schabbach is now connected to the telephone network. But Lucie is far from content with the pace of her husband's progress. Consequently, she ingratiates herself with the district's new Gauleiter, who not only shares Eduard's surname, but also his interest in photography. Exploiting their new Party connections, the couple moves to the neighbouring village of Rhaunen, where Eduard becomes mayor and Lucie commissions a luxurious villa - paid for a loan from a Jewish bank in Mainz...

Theatrical Release: September 16th, 1984 West Germany

DVD Review:  - Region 2 - PAL

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Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 57'50

Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.89 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, German
Subtitles English (removable), none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Tartan Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

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DVD Release Date: November 22, 2004
Two triple digipaks in book cover

Chapters 96



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