Who’s afraid of the white man

A die film gmbh production for Bayerischer Rundfunk

A nasty surprise awaits the conservative master butcher Franz upon his release from hospital. His daughter Zita has recruited black asylum seeker Alpha as a temporary employee. Franz dies in an unlucky accident, but Alpha mysteriously continues to be able to see and hear him. Despite his dislike of “niggers”, Franz realizes that he needs Alpha’s earthly assistance to prevent the downfall of his business and protect Zita from the dastardly intentions of her brother Anton. Alpha has feelings for Zita too and wants to help her, so he agrees to the cooperation...

Premiere: Filmfest Munich 2013
First broadcast 9 October 2013, 8:15 pm, Das Erste


(...) definitely one of the best, if not the best television comedy of the year. FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
Wolfgang Murnberger (...) has succeeded in his goal of making a great black comedy. It has a message, but it‘s subtle. RTV.DE
A gem among television films – unique! ABENDZEITUNG München
Multicultural fun with delicious and intelligent wordplay. GONG
(...) – has more of Shakespeare than comedy and is prepared to wait; triumphant satire and deeper meanings are not traded in for the quick laugh. However, the tempo is high, the wordplays fantastic, the Bavarian hilarious and Giebel is stunning! TITTELBACH.TV


  • nominated for CIVIS TV-AWARD 2014
  • nominated: Brigitte Hobmeier and Andreas Giebel for BAVARIAN TV-AWARD 2014

Movie details:

  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Actors: Andreas Giebel, Brigitte Hobmeier, Tony Harrisson Mpoudja, Simon Schwarz, uvm.
  • Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
  • Editorial: Claudia Simionescu (BR)
  • Writer: Dominique Lorenz
  • Camera: Peter von Haller
  • Casting: Franziska Aigner

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