First-class pool shark and all around hustler Jaeckle Zucker is up to his ears in debt, again. He faces jail, divorce and general ruin. Whem word comes that his mother has died, leaving an inheritance, it's a stroke of luck. But according to his mother's will, before he can cash in Zucker must first reconcile with his long-estranged, Orthodox brother Samuel who is arriving next day, family in tow, expecting to sit shiva for seven days. Can Zucker, who has forsaken his religion, and his non-Jewish wife pass as observant? And can he sneak away to compete in a high-stakes pool tournament? Slapstick German comedy won six "German Oscars," including Best Picture and Best Actor. Rave reviews across America.