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Run Time: 95 minutes
The economic crisis has crept into the sleepy Bavarian Forest. Since its glassworks closed, the tiny Catholic village of Marienzell is on the brink of financial ruin. To save on groceries, people are driving to Aldi rather than patronizing Waltraud's shop. Waltraud and her co-workers Lena and Maria will be forced to close if they don't come up with a new idea quick, since their credit runs out in a month. But these shrewd businesswomen aren't giving up without a fight. Even Marienzell needs to modernize, so they decide to fill a market niche and start an erotic phone sex service. Known to their new customers as Sarah, Lolita and Maya, the ladies heavily market their homegrown Bavarian product, and soon their phone lines light up like a Christmas tree. But the suspicious mayor's wife and the parish priest are hot on their trail. If their cover is blown, the scandal will be calamitous. Sure to provoke howls of laughter, HOT LINE will leave you begging for more. (In German with subtitles) ľ B.B.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, ╔ric Toledano
Franšois Cluzet, Omar Sy
Markus Goller was born in Munich in 1969 and lives in Berlin. He trained as an editor at the Munich Film Workshop and works as a freelance film editor on feature films, advertising, and music clips.
"Mask Under Mask" (2002), "Friendship!" (2010), HOT LINE (2011)
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