Sarah (Lydie Denier) receives a bouquet of flowers, presumably from her
lover - and she makes the mistake to let the delivery girl into her
appartment, as she turns out to be Stefanie (Roswitha Schreiner), the wife
of Sarah's lover, and Stefanie is not only less than amused about her
husband's affair, she's also hell-bent on having her revenge on Sarah -
and before you know it, Sarah is tied to a chair, gagged and pretty much
at Stefanie's mercy. But Sarah's not a quitter, so while Stefanie's in the
kitchen choosing the right tool to kill Sarah with - Stefanie has never
killed anyone before, so thaat takes a while -, Sarah drugs her tea.
there's a knock at the door, it's Myriam (Katja Bienert), Sarah's friend,
and when Stefanie opens and introduces herself as Sarah's sister, it
doesn't take Myriam long to figure out there's something wrong - but
before she can figure out what's wrong, Stefanie has already killed her.
But that kill breaks Stefanie, since she a) has never killed before (as
mentioned above), and b) Myriam was totally innocent, and she had no
reason to kill her.
Being on the verge of a breakdown, Stefanie reaches
for the tea, drinks a few sips ... and loses consciousness - long enough
for Sarah to free herself and lock herself in the bathroom ... which is
already occupied by Myriam's corpse though. It's only in the finale, when
Stefanie breaks down the bathroom door, that we learn that Myriam hasn't
been quite dead but had just enough life in her to stab Stefanie ...
years later: Another bouquet is delivered, only this time Sarah is the
Basically, this is the English language version of the Unhappy
sollst nicht Ehebrechen, though with a few new twists and turns
and a different ending to make this one watchable enough for even those
who know the original - plus the direction is tense and the actresses are
uniformly great. The main problem of this featurette though is its length:
At a mere half an hour, the plot fails to develop to the fullest, and
especially the finale seems a bit underdeveloped. This one would have
deserved to be a feature film, but even as it is, it's still entirely