Kidnapping McKinsey

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Mirko is a true welder to the core, having always given his full heart and spirit to the job he has held his whole life. He and his friends Kai and Giovanni are the real heroes on the tough job.
Mirko is a true welder to the core, having always given his full heart and spirit to the job he has held his whole life. He and his friends Kai and Giovanni are the real heroes on the tough job. Still, Mirko\'s wife Rosa would love to see another side of Mirko - she aches to get all dressed up and go out on the town, but forcing a real welder into a suit is not so easy. Then Mirko, along with his two friends gets fired. They don\'t really understand why, but all three head to the employment agency to look for other work. By chance, they encounter a woman on the road whose car has broken down. It is Ute Götz, an arrogant executive consultant who happened to be on her way to their old place of employment to try and get the business back on track. Without a thought-out plan, on the spur of the moment, they kidnap the surprised woman. After it seems pretty clear that nobody is particularly interested in Ute\'s fate, the four wind up becoming friends. Their brilliant new plan? A new executive consulting team, one that knows how the actual work really gets done. With their newfound \'authority\', and dressed in sharp suits, they are not at all recognized by their old boss Henning as they attempt to sell him on restructuring the business. Still, going from a blue collar to a white collar doesn\'t come easy to the three friends. Harder still is dealing with Rosa, who is working for Henning - she must not know what they are up to... The stress of being a management consultant weighs heavily on Mirko, but it\'s about to get worse. Directly before finalizing the big deal, he realizes that Henning has a romantic interest in Rosa. With no regard for the consequences, the fired welder blows his cover and gives Henning a bloody nose. The momentary loss of his control proves to have dire consequences in his life. His career looks to be shot, he\'s abandoned by his friends and his wife cannot forgive him for lying as he secretly pursued his new career. She even believes another woman might be involved... With everything on the line, Mirko has no choice but to find the strength to plunge forward. The day of the deal arrives, and with the frank manner of a welder combined with the elegant authority of a manager, he goes in for the kill. Will he land the big position... and will he be able to win Rosa back?
Category
Movie of the week
Genre
romantic comedy
Status
on screen
Awards
Nominated for Schleswig Holstein Film Award
First run
11/21/2006
Broadcaster
Sat.1
Editor
Jochen Ketschau
Sales
SevenOne International
Funding
Mediengesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein
Cast
Wotan Wilke Möhring
Muriel Baumeister
Christian Näthe
Arved Birnbaum
Elena Uhlig
Heikko Deutschmann
Anett Heilfort
Cinematographer
Wolfgang Aichholzer
production design
Steffen Gnade
Cutter
Brigitta Tauchner
Casting
Nicole Fischer
Screenplay
Jörg Brückner + Karen Beyer
Executive producer
Stefan Raiser, Felix Zackor
Director
Sibylle Tafel