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

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  9 October 1998 (USA)
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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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farm | farmer | worker | farming | farm worker | See more »

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

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$196,452 (USA) (29 January 1999)
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Don't judge someone by the exterior; existence of class strugles in today's business world.
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As I watched "Die Siebentelbauern", I was reminded of the film, "Gosfard Park", with its theme of class struggles among the "helpers" or servants and the upper class at that time. In both films, the moral of not judging another person by their position within society, such as if they are a cook or maid, but viewing them for their true personality, is something which can and should be applied to today's world. In terms of a "real world" application, one could view the abuse of a employee by their bose similiar to the kind of abuse, which occured between some servants and masters. Class struggles exist today, just in a different light-the work world.


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