This movie was very visual.almost shot like a silent film,but there was dialog.The sound was crisp and clear like it was recorder yesterday.A good job was done in fixing it .The story focuses around a farm in the Netherlands or Flanders.It's run by an elderly Farmer played by Wilhelm Diegelmann.This story is difficult for me to understand.,But I think Mathias Wieman plays a farm hand Hawk Haien,Even though in the book it's his son.The second farm hand is Hans Deppe,as Knecht Iven. Marrianne Hoppe plays Elke. She and Hawk are engaged.He has other plans too.He show her in his room a drawing of a plans to thwart floods when a storm happens ,since the land is below sea level.Well the elderly farmer dies and Wieman takes over the farm.The eventually get married and have a child.He convinces the farming community of his plans to dig a big ditch so when the storm happens the water will fall into the big ditch, thus the farmers land is saved.Some of the farm workers are apprehensive about this but he pushes them to work on it.When Carnival day comes and a celebration is happening, a storm lets loose.But no one won't help him to push the water into the ditch.Elke shows up and tries to help but they are both killed and the farm land is saved by the ditch.There's a scene in which Marianne Hoppe sings.Like in Mexico these dutch Farmer are superstitious.When the elderly farmer dies, they cover up the mirrors so his soul won't be trapped.Great non propaganda German classic
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