FICTION

Coconuts

Coconuts

Franz Novotny
Grein has been cheated of his share of the last booty by the clever businessman, Siemann, and steals it back from the boss by breaking into his villa. He also takes his stunning daughter, Vera, with him... Grein's pal, Bosch, an unlucky out-of-work actor joins them. When Vera runs away with the money, the two chase after her across Europe. Finally they catch up with Vera and her father in Naples. For the time being, everything is hunky-dory and a successful bank hold-up is carried out. Siemann keeps the greater part of the money for himself but falls into the ocean with his Jaguar. Vera, Grein and Bosch take the rest of the booty and fly to the Caribbean where they land in the prison of an authoritarian republic. The warden of the prison, a corrupt general, swipes their money and in exchange gives them a square meter of a rain forest where only coconuts flourish... The three build a house between the palms and squat in it. Finally, Vera manages to seduce Boschwho actually has a crush on Grein... A tropical rain storm transfers the tree house of this happy menage à trois into a raft which floats in the ocean. Suddenly Siemann, whom they believed to be dead, appears and fishes his daughter out of the raft. Grein and Bosch remain behind, frustrated. A comedy with lots of action and gags.
Technical Data
Running time: 90
Format: 35mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1985
Credits
Director(s): Franz Novotny
Writer(s): Franz Novotny
Cinematographer(s): Frank Brühne
Key cast: Mario Adorf, Olivia Pascal, Hanno Pöschl, Rainhard Fendrich, Emanuel Schmid, Wilfried Baasner, Reinhard Priesznitz, Bert Breit
Producer: Franz Novotny
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko
Production company
epo-film Produktionsges.m.b.H
Edelsinnstraße 58
1120 Vienna
tel:+43 1 812 37 18
With
Lisa-Film, Roxy Film (D)