Hunting Scenes from Bavaria

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Hunting Scenes from Bavaria
Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern
Directed by Peter Fleischmann
Produced by Rob Houwer
Written by Peter Fleischmann
Starring Martin Sperr
Angela Winkler
Else Quecke
Michael Strixner
Hanna Schygulla
Cinematography Alain Derobe
Edited by Jane Seitz
Barbara Mondry
Distributed by Houwer-Film
Film- und Fernsehproduktion Munich
Release date
  • 29 May 1969 (1969-05-29)
, Landshut[1]
Running time
88 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

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]

Plot[edit]

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.

Production[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Auf der Böschung". Der Spiegel (in German). 23/1969: 170. 02.06.1969. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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 May 9, 2009. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. ^ Donner, Wolfgang (01.08.1969). "Jagdszenen in Niederbayern". Die Zeit (in German). 31. Retrieved 2008-05-26.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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