Rita and Leo have been a couple for 25 years. Both are over 60, and Rita finally wants to fulfill a long-cherished wish: a life in the country. So she and Leo move from Berlin to a small village in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. But the tranquil retirement that Rita had envisioned for herself comes to nothing. Leo is not yet ready to retire, but wants to gain a foothold as a management consultant. When he doesn’t get the job he was hoping for, he gives seminars for job seekers instead – without his wife’s knowledge. In the meantime, country life also turns out to be a touch too sedate for Rita. Above all, contact with the neighbors, who are typically taciturn, proves to be rather difficult despite all her efforts. On top of that, Leo’s daughter Anna, with whom he had split up a long time ago, shows up one day. The childless Rita wants to reconcile father and daughter in order to build up the long-awaited family life with Anna and the 13â€’-year-old granddaughter Elisa. But neither the stubborn grandfather Leo nor the mule-headed Elisa seem particularly enthusiastic about the idea.
In addition to Senta Berger and Günther Maria Halmer, Runa Greiner, Fritz Roth, Michael Prelle and Ursula Karusseit play other roles. Laila Stieler wrote the screenplay. Tim Trageser is the director.
“Willkommen auf dem Land!” is a ZDF commissioned production by Network Movie, Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, Wolfgang Cimera. Caroline von Senden is the ZDF editor.
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