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The Inheritors (1998)

Die Siebtelbauern (original title)
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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 »

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Lukas Lichtmeß
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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 ...
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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>

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Manchmal werden auch die Armen reicher. See more »

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Rated R for violence including a rape, sexuality, and brief language | See all certifications »
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9 October 1998 (USA)  »

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The Inheritors  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$196,452 (USA) (29 January 1999)
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Quotes

Lukas: Nobody can beat me up anymore, right?
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La donna è mobile
from "Rigoletto"
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A gritty look at peasant life.
9 January 2000 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

This film is not about an idealized, bucolic, peaceful country life. Rather it portrays the harsh reality of the feudal system that continued n Europe until well into the 20'th century. Peasants were considered "uppity" if they dared to believe they could be the equal of Farmers, and women were so victimized that a woman reporting her violent rape could be sent to prison for having the audacity to accuse her employer of a crime. In fact, European peasants were in many ways as ill treated as the slaves of the Deep South. I enjoyed this film for its cultural realism and historical value, but the story is quite depressing. I rate it a 7.


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