Television Film

Mummy's Boy

  • Der Nesthocker Nr. 1
  • Der Nesthocker Nr. 2
  • Der Nesthocker Nr. 3

Comedy | 90 min. | ARD Degeto | 2018

Written by: Claudius Pläging

Director: Franziska Meyer Price

Camera: Felix Cramer

Cast: Francis Fulton-Smith, Carin C. Tietze, Florentin Will, Peggy Lukac, Simon Licht, Philippe Brenninkmeyer, Laura Lo Zito, Luca Zamperoni et al.

With his pedantic manner Armin, a draughtsman in his late 40s, gets a raw deal in every aspect of existence: in his career, in everyday life and sadly also in love. His mother, still the only woman in Armin’s life, has decided there’s only one realistic hope of finding a partner for him: a divorced half-cousin who is no less desperate in that respect than the shy Armin.


Just when Armin has all but given up hope, a miracle happens: amazingly enough, he discovers that in the 45-year-old flower-seller Tina he has finally found a woman who likes his sense of humour and is good for him. However, there is one obstacle to a happy union between the two new lovers. Armin's rival is no handsome alpha male but, in a bitter twist, the 27-year-old son of the woman he adores.


Hendrik proves to be as stubborn as he is spoilt, and he has no intention of submitting without a fight. On the surface he welcomes the new man at his Mummy’s side with open arms, but in private Hendrik declares all-out war on his startled rival! While his mother persists in seeing him as a sensitive little darling, behind her back Hendrik resorts to all manner of dirty tricks to repel the intruder in his nest. But Armin has come to a momentous conclusion: this time, he won't let himself be booted out so easily!



First Broadcast on Friday, December 21st, 2018 - 8.15 p.m., ARD.



Festivals  & Competitions:


In the Competition at the ‚Festival des deutschen Films‘ in Ludwigshafen 2018.


In the Competition at the ‚Biberacher Filmfestspiele‘ 2018.