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Unterm Birnbaum (1973)

Abel Hradscheck, the owner of an inn in the Oderbruch country, faces financial ruin. For this state of affairs, Ursula, his wife and former actress, is by no means free of blame. She is a "... See full summary »

Director:

Ralf Kirsten

Writers:

Werner Beck (dramatisation), Theodor Fontane (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelica Domröse ... Ursula Hradschek
Erik S. Klein Erik S. Klein ... Abel Hradschek
Agnes Kraus Agnes Kraus ... Mutter Jeschken
Norbert Christian Norbert Christian ... Pfarrer Eccelius
Hannjo Hasse ... Justizrat Vowinkel
Jürgen Frohriep Jürgen Frohriep ... Gendarm Geelhaar
Manfred Karge Manfred Karge ... Bauer Kunicke
Hildegard Alex ... Frau Kunicke
Günter Junghans ... Bauer Mietzel
Angelika Waller Angelika Waller ... Frau Mietzel
Gert Gütschow Gert Gütschow ... Bauer Quaas
Ilona Brömmer-Weiß Ilona Brömmer-Weiß ... Frau Quaas (as Ilona Brömmer)
Heinz Scholz Heinz Scholz ... Dorfschulze Woytasch
Leon Niemczyk ... Szulski
Peter Aust Peter Aust ... Georg
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Abel Hradscheck, the owner of an inn in the Oderbruch country, faces financial ruin. For this state of affairs, Ursula, his wife and former actress, is by no means free of blame. She is a "newcomer" to the area and even after eleven years in the area, still a "stranger". A Cracow company announces that a money-collector is on his way to the innkeeper. Mr. Szulski arrives and the debts are settled - with money supposedly stemming from an inheritance. The next day, Szulski departs but according to the maid and the stable-boy, behaves in a very strange manner. Soon afterwards, his carriage is discovered in the Oder River, but there is no trace of the drowned man. Hradscheck's neighbor starts casting suspicion on the innkeeper. The Counselor of Justice, who heads the investigations has the spot under the pear tree dug out. A dead body is exhumed - but it has been lying there for more than twenty years. The innkeeper now lulls himself into a false sense of security, but his wife is ... Written by DEFA Film Library

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literature | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

16 November 1973 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Under the Pear Tree See more »

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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