Fritz Wunderlich's lyricism, boundless musicianship and exquisite diction made him one of the great tenors of the 20th century. In September 2016, DG will commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death with the release of Complete Studio Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, a comprehensive 32CD box set of sacred works, opera and operetta, lieder and popular song. The collection includes Decca, Philips and Polydor recordings as well, several appearing internationally for the first time.
Moritz Stuckmann (Micheal Kebschull) is a strange young man, very much a loner, who confides his troubles to his pet rat and practices the saxophone in the basement. In this film, he has a number of gruesome fantasies about his teacher and the neighbor's cat. His father is preoccupied with having gone bankrupt, his mother can't be bothered to pay any attention to him, and his grandmother in the nursing home is asking for some extra sleeping pills so that she can commit suicide.