Hygiene inspectors Heinz and Kurt spend their time driving around Austria, inspecting country inns day after day. Not too shabby a job, right?
But if you don’t like your colleague… Heinz is rather bourgeois and not one for small talk—or big talk, for that matter. Kurt, on the other hand, is a bit of a gobshite who can’t stop talking about useless trivia and Indian philosophies. Heinz is happy enough to drink beer all day—paying for the libations with bribes he’s taken for overlooking hygienic breaches—and so he’s often overwhelmed by Kurt’s constant need to impress him and others, never shying from telling Kurt to Geng’ans scheissen (“Go take a hike”; literally: “Go take a shit”).
This film is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide season led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk.
Dir: Paul Harather, Austria, 1993, 90 mins., 15