| Comedy, Drama, Family
Maria, the mother of television presenter Lisa Wartberg, has an accident with memory loss. All she can remember is that she has never been to New York. Without further ado, the elderly woman smuggles herself aboard a cruise ship.
The title song "Ich war noch niemals in New York" was never sang entirely int he movie and was only heard briefly in the original version sag by Udo Jürgens at the beginning of the movie (on the radio), was played instrumentally in the score and the chorus was sang twice in the second half of the movie. Also Maria (Katharina Thalbach) was telling the end of the song to Lena in the airplane.
At several points in the movie, the position of the sun and moon are inconsistent with the ship's west-bound course from Hambourg to New York, with the sunrise appearing in front of the ship, for example.
Before the final credits you can see the words "Merci, Udo" displayed over the postcards on the wall
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