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Der Bockerer (1981)

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A politically naive Viennese butcher (Bockerer) manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria and the second world war.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Merkatz ...
Alfred Böhm ...
Hans Holt ...
Herr Hofrat
Marte Harell
Ida Krottendorf ...
Sabine (Binerl) Bockerer
Rolf Kutschera
Erni Mangold ...
Besitzerin des Café Tosca
Heinz Marecek ...
Marianne Nentwich ...
Anna Hermann
Thaddäus Podgorski ...
Pfalzner (as Teddy Podgorsky)
Sieghardt Rupp ...
Herr Hermann
Regina Sattler ...
Elisabeth (as Regine Sattler)
Franz Stoss ...
Herr General (as Franz Stoß)
Georg Schuchter ...
Hansi Bockerer
Walter Schmidinger ...


In diesem beeindruckenden Film werden die schrecklichen Jahre des 2. Weltkriegs aus der Sicht des Fleischhauers Bockerer, der das Nazi-Regime kategorisch ablehnt und das durch seine natuerliche Art mehr als deutlich zum Ausdruck bringt, lebensnah aufgezeigt. Written by <>

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butcher | nazi | politics | working class | ss | See more »


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Release Date:

13 November 1981 (West Germany)  »

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Der Bockerer  »

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1.66 : 1
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Followed by Der Bockerer 2 (1996) See more »

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THE quintessential Austrian movie
11 January 2002 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

Few movies are made in Austria, compared to other countries. Even fewer are worth a statement. "Der Bockerer" is one of Austria's finest movies of all times!

It is set during the occupation of Austria by the Nazis. The name "Bockerer" can be translated as "recalcitrant" and that's exactly what the film is about. "Karl Bockerer", who owns a little butcher's shop in Vienna, is definitely not happy with the Nazis invading "his" country and he expresses this feelings too, which gets him into trouble with the Nazi authorities quite frequently. Only his ability to talk them silly, or presenting himself as a total idiot saves him from being arrested or executed.

Sometimes it's funny, but it's no comedy. It's very serious too, but it ain't no drama. It has a historical background, but it's not a documentary. It's definitely well acted, well told and it's somehow unique.

Basically, i think "Der Bockerer" is not just a movie, it's says a lot about us Austrians. It's some kind of mentality study as well. And just maybe... a little bit of gallows humor helps as you watch it...

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