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Der Bockerer (1981)

A politically naive Viennese butcher (Bockerer) manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria and the second world war.

Director:

Franz Antel

Writers:

Kurt Nachmann (screenplay), Ulrich Becher (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Merkatz Karl Merkatz ... Karl Bockerer
Alfred Böhm Alfred Böhm ... Hatzinger
Hans Holt ... Herr Hofrat
Marte Harell
Ida Krottendorf Ida Krottendorf ... Sabine (Binerl) Bockerer
Rolf Kutschera Rolf Kutschera
Erni Mangold Erni Mangold ... Besitzerin des Café Tosca
Heinz Marecek Heinz Marecek ... Dr. Rosenblatt
Marianne Nentwich Marianne Nentwich ... Anna Hermann
Thaddäus Podgorski Thaddäus Podgorski ... Pfalzner (as Teddy Podgorsky)
Sieghardt Rupp ... Herr Hermann
Regina Sattler Regina Sattler ... Elisabeth (as Regine Sattler)
Franz Stoss Franz Stoss ... Herr General (as Franz Stoß)
Georg Schuchter Georg Schuchter ... Hansi Bockerer
Walter Schmidinger Walter Schmidinger ... Schebesta
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Storyline

In diesem beeindruckenden Film werden die schrecklichen Jahre des 2. Weltkriegs aus der Sicht des Fleischhauers Bockerer, der das Nazi-Regime kategorisch ablehnt und das durch seine natuerliche Art mehr als deutlich zum Ausdruck bringt, lebensnah aufgezeigt. Written by <e.o@strath.ac.uk>

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Country:

Austria | West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

13 November 1981 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A bécsi Svejk See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Followed by Der Bockerer 2 (1996) See more »

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Most powerful Austrian movie
9 November 2005 | by blunznkistlSee all my reviews

The story of the Viennese butcher Karl Bockerer from the moment the Nazis took power until their end. He and his family are no noble men, and they all don't seem to be gifted with wisdom. But while the rest of his family follows the Fuehrer, Karl Bockerer refuses to get assimilated by the new system. With his aggressive but charming behavior but also with a whole lot of luck he survives through the years...

No, this is not a very realistic movie, grumblers of Karl Bockerer's kind, demonstrating their antipathy for the system in public, wouldn't have survived those times. But he instead is a narrator, showing how easy it is to recognize evil even without a profound education. Also without prejudice his circle of friends contains all kinds of Austrians, an how they reacted/had to react to the new situation. Especially his wife and son, fanatics about the Nazis, introduce us to a very dark side of these days.

After all this movie is not meant to get translated, because its feeling comes out of the way those people talk and how Bockerer opposes the system by underlining he is Viennese, no Aryen, where his dialect plays an important role. (Still I am disappointed that such a great movie doesn't come with subtitles and on a very spartanic DVD with its way worse second part.) Still this movie is one of the best Austrian movies ever (I also recommend Indien, Muellers Buero and Silentium)


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