Never in a million years would Erich and Richard talk to each other. Unless a truly extraordinary incident forced them to. And that's exactly what happens when the two men get stuck together in a goods lift one Friday evening.
Erich only wants one thing: to get out as quickly as possible! Richard, on the other hand, is not in such a hurry. On the contrary, he seems to likes the place and enjoys driving hectic Erich to the brink of madness.
The bizarre verbal duel of the two elevator victims, which makes "Waiting for Godot" look like a star hour of realism, is only the frame story of this film. Because outside the lift, in the real world of the Badesalz universe, a whole lot more happens: there are shop detectives, for example, who loudly suspect unsuspecting women of having stolen their unborn children from the shelves, or mercilessly stupid, yet excessively self-absorbed bodybuilders and heavyweight submarine captains with a solid, but still extensive knowledge of Hessian. And there are also Margot and Elsbeth, the diabolical coffee aunts. Not to forget the great Fred Labosch - the only true titan of action cinema!