Presse / 2005

Freitag, 02. September 2005

"Stromberg" is back!

Hard times await Stromberg in Season Two: the – to date – separate departments of the CAPITOL claims division, A-L and M-Z, are being merged. Stromberg is demoted to deputy departmental manager. He has, on the surface, comes to terms with this situation. Fine, he may not be the overall head of the department, but he is running the whole show – at least unofficially. After all, he is the only one who knows how day-to-day business operates. Sooner or later, his superiors will get wind of this. However, on the inside, the whole situation has shaken him pretty badly, which triggers a fully-blown midlife crisis. Stromberg questions his whole existence: is there really nothing else to look forward to than this office, these colleagues and this – his – wife?

After Mr. Turculu took a new job in another town and Ms Berkel handed over the responsibility for the claims division, Timo Becker (Lars Gärtner) became the new head of the merged department. He is a little younger than Stromberg, clever, quite good looking and willing to flirt with the women from time to time. But he is not flashy, does not talk hot air and act self-importantly – he is just the right man in the right job. Becker is actually the person Stromberg wishes to be.

Things are really rosy for Berthold "Ernie" Heisterkamp (Bjarne I. Mädel). Becker seems to have taken a shine to him and a suggestion leads him down an unsuspected path: he could be promoted, as Becker not only believes him to be the office jester, but also thinks he harbors some potential. So, Ernie turns out to be additional competition for Stromberg. As a result of his appeal at the end of Season One, a woman appears who is genuinely interested in Ernie. She actually makes him consider moving out of his mother’s home. Ernie is in seventh heaven and is truly in love for the very first time...

And there have been some changes for Ulf Steinke (Oliver K. Wnuk) as well. His relationship with Tanja is steady. But – slowly, but surely – his everyday life has changed as a result. He has less time for the boys and spends more evenings in front of the television with Tanja. And gradually the question surfaces as to how things will continue with them. Should they move in together? Get married? Have children? And does Ulf really want to remain a clerk for the rest of his life? An office romance proves to be more complicated that Ulf imagined...

On the one hand, Tanja Seifert (Diana Staehly) assumes that she will be able to bend her Ulf into shape. On the other, Tanja is – however – not interested in playing games. She is slowly starting to think whether the time has come for her to settle down. Or, if not, whether there is any point continuing her relationship with Ulf...

After being fired by Stromberg, Works Council officer Erika Burstedt (Martina Eitner-Acheampong) has decided to take her case to court. However, Stromberg misses the arbitration meeting: in short succession, he insults Erika, Erika’s lawyers and the judge, with the result that the court finally has to make the decision. Her termination was illegal, and Erika gets her old job back. She is determined to repay Stromberg for this, in whichever way she can. Nonetheless, she is not about to let him dampen her festive spirits...

"Stromberg" – ten new episodes from everyday office life at Capitol, from September 11, 2005, Sundays following the blockbuster movie on ProSieben

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