Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is preparing the German comedy What To Do In Case Of Fire for release on DVD on November 12.
Against the background of Berlin’s former squatter community, this comedy tells an amusing story about friendship, dreams and lost values. Thirteen years have passed since Tim, Flo, Maik, Hotte, Nele and Terror lived together in an occupied building in the 1980s and gave the establishment their collective middle fingers. This period of creative anarchy appears to have been the best of their lives.
But now, with the passage of time, almost everything has changed. Only the charismatic Tim and the wheelchair-bound Hotte have remained true to their former ideals. The others have gone on to lead fairly bourgeois lives.
The time they spent together has long since been reduced to a fading memory. In New Berlin, the divergent paths of these former friends have not crossed in many years. But all that changes when a long-since forgotten , homemade bomb they had planted in an empty mansion in 1987 explodes unexpectedly. Now the past catches up with them and threatens their quiet lives. After all these years, the 6 former friends feel compelled to cover their past tracks and avoid discovery by police – especially the aggressive detective Manowsky.
Starring some of Germany’s hottest contemporary talent the DVD will contain an anamorphic widescreen presentation of the film with its original German language track that is complemented by subtitles in English and French. No extras will be included.
“What To Do In Case Of Fire” will be available on November 12 at a suggested retail price of $29.95, which is pretty steep for such an obscure film that comes without any bonus materials.