Leave it to a German film company to feature a Dachshund as the hero in a major thriller.
There’s a Dachshund-terrier mix in the TV movie “Frauchen und die Deiwelsmilch” which had its world debut and premiere party in April. Now, the entire film is available (although in German) on YouTube and is attached to this story.
“Frauchen und die Deiwelsmilch” has the dog in the title. She is Frauchen, which means “Mistress” and she leads her owner to a body that results in both thrills and laughs.
Mistress is owned by a bank employee named Miri who fancies herself a sort of amateur detective. When the dog leads her to a corpse, the dog also seems to know a lot more and leads Miri to the clues.
“Frauchen und die Deiwelsmilch” debuted well with audiences and the production company Ganze Filme Deutsch Komplett at first promised that there would be a sequel to the cute sleuth and her Dachsie with moxie. Unfortunately, in August, the company passed on the idea, but there’s always hope.
The screenplay was written by Holger Badura who specifically wrote the part of Miri for actress Daniela Katzenberger. The actress has an extravagant style in clothing, and that is definitely part of the film. Her character comes across as naive, but she’s smart and has a mind for numbers. The actress (and her character) also love dogs, especially Dachshunds, and she said so at the premiere.
“He was one of the best co-stars I’ve ever had,” the actress quiped.
Others in the cast include Klaus Zmorek, Carlos Lobo, Stefan Ruppe and Jürgen Rißmann.
The movie is compared to “Legally Blonde” and has a pleasant feel to it even if you don’t understand German. It’s worth watching the dog, too.