Actually, the world could be fine in Oberrieslingen and Unterrieslingen. Two orderly Swabian communities – surrounded by forests and meadows. Unfortunately, for ages, the quarrels and envy have prevented a peaceful coexistence of the people of Oberrieslingen and Unterrieslingen. Some have the church, others the cemetery. This is the starting point of DIE KIRCHE BLEIBT IM DORF, a Swabian cinema comedy. Ulrike Grote (“Was wenn der Tod uns scheidet”) directed it according to her own script with great attention to detail. In the leading roles, Natalia Wörner (“Blinde Liebe”), Karoline Eichhorn (“Das letzte Schweigen”), Julia Nachtmann (“Die Abrechnung”) and Stephan Schad (“Tatort: Herrenabend”) surprise as die-hard Swabians.
The comedy is a production of Fortune Cookie Filmproduction in co-production with Network Movie, Jutta Lieck-Klenke and SWR/ARD-Degeto/ARTE. Producer: Ilona Schultz. The editors at SWR are Thomas Martin and Kerstin Freels. Supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and MFG Medien und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg. Distributed by Camino from Stuttgart.