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Die Fischerin vom Bodensee (1956)

Maria lives with her grandfather in a secluded fishing hut on Lake Constance where they barely survive on what the fishing grounds provide. The Bruckbergers' daughters from next door make ... See full summary »

Director:

Harald Reinl

Writers:

Ernst Neubach (story), Karl Heinz Busse | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

Maria lives with her grandfather in a secluded fishing hut on Lake Constance where they barely survive on what the fishing grounds provide. The Bruckbergers' daughters from next door make things worse by scaring away the fish with their motorboat. But Hans, the son of a rich family, falls in love with Maria and tries to help her, although she is unsure if he can be trusted.

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Comedy | Romance

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Soundtracks

La Fée du Bodensee
Music by Franz Winkler
Lyrics by Max François
Sung by Lys Assia
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Score includes songs that became famous
7 December 2019 | by stewart-68570See all my reviews

The plot is a simple romance, the scenery is fine but not well preserved by the film quality of the time. However, for fans of lederhosen, dirndles etc the costumes are wonderful as all the characters mostly wear traditional Alpine outfits and there is even a festival with all the traditional trimmings and headgear. However, this film should not be overlooked and deserves credit mainly because of its score. Two of the original songs from the movie have gone on to become standards at Oktoberfests and other German celebrations: the title song "Die Fischerin Vom Bodensee" and "In Heaven there is no Beer" (the movie has the German language original). Few movies contribute any, or at most one, original song to a genre. These two are regularly played, indeed few sets of this type of music will be without at least one of them, even today, more than 60 years after the film was created. Undoubtedly millions of fans know and sing "In Heaven there is no beer!" without any idea of where it came from. They would enjoy the movie.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 July 1956 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fisher-girl from Lake Bodensee See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Neubach Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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