First they had wild party nights, then they started a tile company together, and finally they had baby Bobby. But since Melanie (Heike Makatsch) became a mother, Ali (Fahri Yardim) hardly recognizes her. At home he only plays second fiddle. Sleepless and neglected as a man – this is not how Ali had imagined his family. But how can he make it clear to the young mother that there is a life besides Bobby? With a heavy heart, Melanie is persuaded to go on a wellness weekend with her best friends. But only if Ali really takes his role as a father seriously.
Instead of three days in Salzburg, Melanie’s pleasure-seeking friends have booked a trip to Ibiza. But the flight is canceled, nothing works today. It’s no surprise that the “party people” come up with the idea: we’ll go all the way until tomorrow morning.
At home, Ali has the best of intentions: a weekend, just him and the baby. So he fights tooth and nail when his old buddies show up at his place. But you really can’t deny your friends a beer. It almost stays that way, but Rocky Harkensen (Armin Rohde) still has a score to settle: “Magic Violet”, the Italian premium tile, has brought down the mayor. The Kiez emperor can’t let that sit, after all, he has a reputation to lose. So he has to make an example of tile dealer Ali. While fetching cigarettes at the gas station, Ali is kidnapped. And so begins a tour de force through the Hamburg night. While the boys go with Bobby in search of his dad, the girls let it rip on the Reeperbahn.
In addition to Heike Makatsch and Fahri Yardim, the cast includes Armin Rohde, Peter Heinrich Brix, Matthias Koeberlin, Christina Hecke, Catrin Striebeck, Max Simonischek and Nicholas Ofczarek. The script was written by Daniel Schwarz, Thomas Schwebel and Lars Becker, who also directs the “TV movie of the week.”
“Wir machen durch bis morgen früh” is a co-production with Nordmedia, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH and Network Movie, Film- und Fernsehproduktion, GmbH und Co. KG, Wolfgang Cimera and Bettina Wente, Cologne. The editorial office at ZDF is in the hands of Daniel Blum.