ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG
8 x 45 min.
Braunschlag is a more or less idyllic place in Austria, whose inhabitants are a league of their own. Among others there's a former beauty queen, a UFO landing site operator, a pair of weird doctors and the governor's nephew.
Gerhard Tschach, mayor of Braunschlag, has a problem: After several failed business ventures, his town is bankrupt. Therefore, with his best friend, disco owner Richard Pfeisinger, he decides to fake a Marian apparition, to make tourists flood the ailing town and bring about the hoped-for financial recovery.
Braunschlag starts to flourish, but the two hard-drinking men soon lose control. Somewhere between the delusions of the locals, pressure from the state capital, intractable marital problems and the Vatican, the situation escalates more and more – and the miracle of Braunschlag is becoming a nightmare fast....