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Pampa Blues

Comedy 2014 Das Erste
Photo: Daniela Incoronato

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere lies a pub, a shop, a gas station, a few farms and a former nursery... This is where the sixteen-year-old Ben (Sven Gielnik) lives, and where he looks after his demented grandfather Karl (Klaus A. Müller-Oi). Actually, Ben wants to get out of this place, but because of Karl he cannot leave. Ben's mother is a jazz singer and constantly on the road, and his father died in a plane crash in Africa. Ben works as a car mechanic for Maslow (Joachim Król), the self-proclaimed king of the village. In every free moment, Ben works on an old VW van, in which he dreams of going to Africa. This monotonous life is suddenly interrupted when, night after night, a UFO appears, only to disappear again after a short time. Maslow, who wants to save his hometown, hits on an idea - aliens will attract the curious, who in turn will bring money to the town. But the newspapers do not want to know anything about these crazy farmers who are claiming to see little green men. Then one day the young Lena (Paula Beer) arrives. Her car breaks down outside the village and has to go into the garage. But the old car has been tampered with. Maslow immediately knows: Lena works undercover for a newspaper. Ben falls in love with Lena. Lena likes Ben. Actually, life at the end of the world could be beautiful now. Or at least much better. But until then, there‘s still a lot more to happen...

8:15 pm Das Erste
Broadcast Date

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer
Elnas Isrusch
ARD Degeto und SWR für Das Erste
Commissioning Editor
Manfred Hattendorf und Friederike Barth (SWR)
Rolf Lappert
Kai Wessel
Director of Photography
Hagen Bogdanski
Joachim Król, Sven Gielnik, Paula Beer, Bernd Tauber, Olaf Andreas Krätke, Christof Wackernagel, Adam Markiewicz und Klaus A. Müller-Oi
Line Producer
Unit Production Manager
Rolf Wappenschmidt
Set Design
Dominik Kremerskofen
Costume Design
Susanne Witt
Susanne Bergner
Titus Wolfe, Ralf Wienrich
Tina Freitag

Executive Producer