MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 29,332 this week

The Inheritors (1998)
"Die Siebtelbauern" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  9 October 1998 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,028 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 29 critic

Austria, a little farming valley. Beginning of the century. When one of the farmers is found murdered one day, his labourers know of nothing, but are relieved, as the tyranny has ended. ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 587 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 135 titles
created 29 Aug 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Inheritors" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Inheritors (1998)

The Inheritors (1998) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Inheritors.
9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Silentium (2004)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
Stars: Josef Hader, Simon Schwarz, Joachim Król
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A neo-Nazi organization is recruiting in the 1980s, and two youths of high-school age join for similar reasons, despite class differences. Thomas is the son of a self-made industrialist ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Bannert
Stars: Nikolas Vogel, Roger Schauer, Wolfgang Gasser
The Bone Man (2009)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
Stars: Josef Hader, Josef Bierbichler, Birgit Minichmayr
Deadfall (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decesions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Verhoeven
Stars: Lena Stolze, Wulf Kessler, Oliver Siebert
Angry Harvest (1985)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Wojciech Pszoniak
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

Director: Caroline Link
Stars: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich
Tempo II (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A bicycle messenger in Vienna thinks his life is a series of adventures, until his overactive fantasy life and reality start to get too close for comfort. A fairly light comedy with some action and dramatic themes.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Xaver Hutter, Anne Mertin, Simon Schwarz
Crime | Drama

A look at the final moments in the life of Nicholas II, the last Russian tsar, as he lived in Siberia with his family.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ex-detective Brenner wants to keep himself out of trouble but several murder cases and his ex-girlfriend Klara finally get him involved. But making decisions is not one his strengths.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
Stars: Josef Hader, Simon Schwarz, Barbara Rudnik
Los herederos (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Eugenio Polgovsky
Altes Geld (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Udo Kier, Sunnyi Melles, Nicholas Ofczarek
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lukas Lichtmeß
...
Emmy
Lars Rudolph ...
Severin
Tilo Prückner ...
Großknecht
Ulrich Wildgruber ...
Danninger
Julia Gschnitzer ...
Alte Nane
Susanne Silverio ...
Lisbeth
Kirstin Schwab ...
Lissi
Werner Prinz ...
Ganders
Dietmar Nigsch ...
Sepp
Elisabeth Orth ...
Rosalind
Christoph Gusenbauer ...
Hirtenbub
Gertraud Mayböck ...
Gertrud
Norbert Perchtold ...
Danninger's Neffe
Michael Pogo Kreiner ...
Elefantenwärter
Edit

Storyline

Austria, a little farming valley. Beginning of the century. When one of the farmers is found murdered one day, his labourers know of nothing, but are relieved, as the tyranny has ended. Then, something new happens for the first time in history: The farm workers inherit the whole farm together, as the farmer himself was childless. Now, conflicts come up, as nobody is the boss and nobody has to obey. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The rich get richer... and sometimes the poor get richer too. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including a rape, sexuality, and brief language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Inheritors  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,606 (USA) (9 October 1998)

Gross:

$196,452 (USA) (29 January 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lukas: Nobody can beat me up anymore, right?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Ahate pasa (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

La donna è mobile
from "Rigoletto"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Enrico Caruso
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent story, beautifully told.
12 June 1999 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is a terrific film which I found really gripping because of its story of the unequal fight between a group of peasants and local landowners. So few films seem to portray inequality and the fight for justice that The Inheritors seemed to me like a breath of fresh air. I thought the story was simply but beautifully told, the scene at the communal meal where the characters assert their right to the ownership of the farm against the wishes of the brutal foreman is understated and powerful. The way they are shown standing up to his bullying against the backdrop of the place set as usual for the now dead owner is keenly observed and uplifting. The film looks superb, its rural setting is very authentic, and the performances of the actors catch well the growing confidence and political awareness of the peasants, always laced with elements of self-doubt. There is a tragic core to the film and a melancholy tone but it is never dull or depressing, the characters seem too busy with trying to make good their chance of a better life.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Eine vermütliche Moral aus "Die Siebentelbauern" von Scott Bolam maxbolam
Discuss The Inheritors (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?