Joint Venture

Dieter Berner
Prague 1994, hotbed of international profiteers. Harada, an aged Japanese, has found a front woman, Ewa, a second-rate night club dancer from the hotel bar. The plan is that at an auction, she will buy a house on the River Vltava on his behalf. Christian and his boss and lover, Liane, sell fridges in Prague which they have taken on in Vienna for disposal. The money for larger east-west undertakings could be available, but there is no front man. When the old Japanese man, swamped by the excessive demands of his Czech fiancée, collapses just before his wedding, Christian takes over the position left vacant at the altar. Ewa, however, has her own ideas on the subject of front men. Each tries his luck at the expense of the other. A turbulent game of deception and self-deception ends in a Czech-Austro-Japanese joint venture.
Technical Data
Running time: 100
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Production year: 1994
Director(s): Dieter Berner
Writer(s): Hilde Berger
Cinematography: Walter Kindler
Editing: Irene Tomschitz, Jörg Achatz
Key cast: Michaela Kuklowa, Gregor Bloeb, Nina Franzosek, Jiri Menzel, Tad Horino
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko
Production company
epo-film Produktionsges.m.b.H
Edelsinnstraße 58
1120 Vienna
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