The Porcupine: The Lodger
(Das Stacheltier – Der Untermieter)
GDR, 1955, 8 min, b&w
In German; no subtitles
Das Stacheltier – Der Untermieter © DEFA-Stiftung
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Otto Auch is looking for a temporary place to stay in Berlin until his family can move into their new apartment. After meeting with Ms. Bissig, a potential landlady, he decides her detailed house rules are too strict for his taste. Later, renovations to her own apartment force her to rent a room from the Auchs, but she tries to enforce the rules there, too.