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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Merkatz ... Karl Bockerer
Alfred Böhm ... Hatzinger
... Herr Hofrat
Ida Krottendorf ... Sabine (Binerl) Bockerer
Rolf Kutschera
Erni Mangold ... Besitzerin des Café Tosca
Heinz Marecek ... Dr. Rosenblatt
Marianne Nentwich ... Anna Hermann
Thaddäus Podgorski ... Pfalzner (as Teddy Podgorsky)
... Herr Hermann
Regina Sattler ... Elisabeth (as Regine Sattler)
Franz Stoss ... Herr General (as Franz Stoß)
Georg Schuchter ... Hansi Bockerer
Walter Schmidinger ... Schebesta
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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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13 November 1981 (West Germany)  »

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An Austrian jewel
26 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have discovered a German dvd of Der Bockerer and the sequel, Austria is free. Neither with any subtitles. These are absolute gems and it just beats me why the Austrians do not make them available with multiple subtitles for the whole world to appreciate. The acting is outstanding and the grim background to the black humour makes a very powerful story. A classic of the cinema.


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