Gaby Köster - A simple cold would have been enough


On October 23rd 2007, Gaby Köster is at the peak of her career.

Less than 3 months later, on 8 January 2008, Germany's best-known and most popular comedian suffers a stroke. Coma, paralysis, operations, arduous rehab stays follow. We show a fate that, thanks to the incredible will and the certainly unique, often humorous view of the matter, becomes a moving, tear-jerking, but above all encouraging and also enlightening film.

At the end, exactly 5 years later, Gaby is back on stage. On 23 October 2012, she will receive the Honorary Award of the German Comedy Prize at the Coloneum.

On the one hand, the film is meant to be a warning against one of the most terrible diseases. With 300,000 cases per year, is stroke the most widespread disease in Germany,. On the other hand, the intention is to convey the courage to face life of an artist who keeps going.


Broadcaster: RTL
Producers: Michael Souvignier, Gunther Burghagen, Jürgen Schuster
TV Editors: Philipp Steffens, Sylke Poensgen
Director: Christine Hartmann
Camera: Stephan Schuh
Script: Rodica Doehnert
Line Producer: Till Derenbach
Production Manager: Jutta Bürsgens
Production Design: Karin Bierbaum
Costume Design: Brigitte Nierhaus
Make-up: Sonja Fischer-Zeyen, Delia Mündelein
Casting: Marc Schötteldreier Casting
Music: Ludwig Eckmann, Nick Glowna
Editing: Cosima Schnell

Starring: Anna Schudt, Jasmin Schwiers, Moritz Bäckerling, Swetlana Schönfeld, Michael Schenk, Christoph Grunert, Stephan Grossmann, Oliver Wnuk, Hella von Sinnen, Hugo Egon Balder, Mike Krüger, Nina Vorbrodt and many more.