Hunting Scenes from Bavaria

Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (German: Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern) is a 1969 West German film directed by Peter Fleischmann. It is based on a play of the same name by Martin Sperr, who also played the main role in the film. It was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 42nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[2][3]

Hunting Scenes from Bavaria
Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern
Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern.jpg
Film poster
Directed byPeter Fleischmann
Written byPeter Fleischmann (screenplay)
Martin Sperr (play)
Produced byRob Houwer
StarringMartin Sperr
Angela Winkler
Else Quecke
Michael Strixner
Hanna Schygulla
CinematographyAlain Derobe
Edited byJane Seitz
Barbara Mondry
Distributed byHouwer-Film
Film- und Fernsehproduktion Munich
Release date
  • 29 May 1969 (1969-05-29)
, Landshut[1]
Running time
88 minutes
CountryWest Germany
LanguageGerman

PlotEdit

In a small village in Lower Bavaria, twenty-year-old mechanic Abram (Martin Sperr) is suspected of being homosexual. He is not the only outsider, as also present are a foreign guest worker and the maidservant Hannelore (Angela Winkler), who is defamed as a whore by the villagers. When Abram knifes Hannelore the situation escalates and the hysterical villagers try to hunt Abram down.

ProductionEdit

The film was shot in the small village of Unholzing in Postau near Landshut. Due to the controversial topic of the film, the film crew had to deal with the sometimes hostile reactions of the villagers.[1][4]

AwardsEdit

Hunting Scenes from Bavaria won two Bundesfilmpreise in 1969:

  • Filmband in Gold for Best Actor (Michael Strixner)
  • Filmband in Silber for Best Feature Film (Peter Fleischmann)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Auf der Böschung". Der Spiegel (in German) (23/1969): 170. 2 June 1969. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  2. ^ H. G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2008.
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. ^ Donner, Wolfgang (1 August 1969). "Jagdszenen in Niederbayern". Die Zeit (in German). 31. Retrieved 26 May 2008.

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