MA 2412 – The Civil Servants
Has it always been like this?
Could it be that in 1945 you could simply grease some clerks' palms to ward off being persecuted as a Nazi?
Was the outline of the Austro-Hungarian empire really inspired by coffee stains the officials in charge were too lazy to remove?
Were Austrians already tortured by Empress Maria Theresa's executors who had traded their brains for rules?
Where there senators in ancient Rome who missed an Emperor's assassination because they were too busy kissing his ass?
Is it imaginable that the reason prehistoric hordes just needed a leader to prove that only the unobtrusive survive?

With The Civil Servants, the stars of the TV sitcom MA 2412 just moved their municipal nonsense department to the large screen. And that was all they had to do. Because the moment the screen becomes wider and the means more extensive, there is room to clear up decisive matters, e.g. how Engelbert Breitfuß and Mike Weber found their way into the nightmarish office in the first place.
The correct answer: carnal desire! Because the Obersenatsrat, not yet the big boss he was to become, got a taste for hot dogs at the meat counter in the super market – and for the lush salesgirl Sylvia Knackal. Thus, solely to hide her from his wife, the completely useless office was created.

Of course, by far not all secrets are told. Not until Breitfuß, Weber, Knackal and Santa Claus talk to a film team researching the origins of what has become the typical Austrian government official. So, among others, the whole truth about the European Union comes to light.

In Austria envy reigns supeme. So, the expectations of the feature film based on a highly successful TV sitcom as MA 2412 were blown completely out of proportion. In turn, „only“ 300.000 visitors seemed cause to ridicule it as a „flop“. However, in the meantime film history has absolved us. Even Vienna's municipal adminstration honored the MA 2412 by setting up a memorial.