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Die Fischerin vom Bodensee (1956)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Hold ... Maria Gassl
Gerhard Riedmann ... Hans Bruckberger
Annie Rosar ... Stefanie Bruckberger
Joe Stöckel Joe Stöckel ... Karl Bruckberger
Joseph Egger Joseph Egger ... Großvater Grassl
Rudolf Bernhard Rudolf Bernhard ... Anton Schweizer
Loisl Blank Loisl Blank ... Loisl
Uli Steigberg Uli Steigberg
Helga Stehling Helga Stehling
Ulla Christ Ulla Christ
Isa Günther Isa Günther ... Anny Schweizer
Jutta Günther Jutta Günther ... Fanny Schweizer
Sunshine Quartett Sunshine Quartett ... Singers
Das Blank-Trio Das Blank-Trio ... Singers
Lilly Maschler Lilly Maschler


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Comedy | Romance




West Germany



Release Date:

24 July 1956 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fisher-girl from Lake Bodensee See more »

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Production Co:

Neubach Film See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


La Fée du Bodensee
Music by Franz Winkler
Lyrics by Max François
Sung by Lys Assia
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What bait are you using, fraulein?
17 January 2005 | by F Gwynplaine MacIntyreSee all my reviews

'The Fishing-Girl of Bodensee' is a weak movie, but it's an excellent example of 'Heimatfilm', a genre unique to the German-speaking world. 'Heimat' is the German word for 'country' or 'homeland'. Heimatfilmen feature stories that take place largely outdoors, emphasising the countryside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. There is usually a young heroine who somehow embodies the spirit of the land. Nature is celebrated, specifically Germanic nature.

Maria, a poor orphan, lives with her grandfather Grassl in a remote fishing hut on the shore of Bodensee, where she ekes out an existence with her fishing-lines. Her mother is long dead, and the identity of her father is unknown. (Heimatfilmen were not usually this honest about such things.) The nearest neighbours are the Bruckbergers, who are wealthy ... in fact, the Bruckberger daughters have a motorboat, which scares away the fish Maria needs to catch for her livelihood. But Karl Bruckberger also has a handsome young son, Hans. Guess what happens.

This movie is by the numbers. It does, however, benefit from some beautiful German scenery, photographed in exquisite colour. Unfortunately, most Heimatfilmen (including this one) were more concerned with beautiful scenery than with interesting stories. But most of the actresses in this movie are quite pleasant to look at. I would call them splendid examples of Aryan womanhood, but then somebody might get the wrong idea. I'll rate this rustic romance 4 out of 10.

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