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Die Piefke-Saga 

A Berlin entrepreneur and his family regularly come to Tyrol for holidays. Although the locals dislike the haughty attitude of the Germans, they persuade him that building a snow-cannon ... See full summary »




1993   1990  
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Series cast summary:
Dietrich Mattausch Dietrich Mattausch ...  Karl-Friedrich Sattmann 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Brigitte Grothum ...  Else Sattmann 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Ferdinand Dux Ferdinand Dux ...  Heinrich Sattmann 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Sabine Cruso Sabine Cruso ...  Sabine Sattmann 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Ralf Komorr Ralf Komorr ...  Gunnar Sattmann 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Kurt Weinzierl Kurt Weinzierl ...  Franz Wechselberger 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Veronika Faber Veronika Faber ...  Christel Wechselberger 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Tobias Moretti ...  Josef 'Joe' Rotter 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Josef Kuderna Josef Kuderna ...  Max Niederwieser 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Gregor Bloéb Gregor Bloéb ...  Stefan Wechselberger 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Hans Richter Hans Richter ...  Hans Wechselberger 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Brigitte Jaufenthaler Brigitte Jaufenthaler ...  Anna Rotter 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Doris Goldner Doris Goldner ...  Olga Rotter 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Barbara Weber Barbara Weber ...  Maria Rotter 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Ludwig Dornauer Ludwig Dornauer ...  Thomas Rotter 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Josef Griesser Josef Griesser ...  Gendarm 4 episodes, 1990-1993
Peter Kluibenschädel Peter Kluibenschädel ...  Andreas Rotter 3 episodes, 1990
Hans Kolp Hans Kolp ...  Pfarrer 3 episodes, 1990-1993
Sascha Scholl Sascha Scholl ...  Manfred Hollescheck 2 episodes, 1990
Claudia Rieschel Claudia Rieschel ...  Jutta Karge 2 episodes, 1990-1993
Gert Burkard Gert Burkard ...  Herr Körner 2 episodes, 1990
Asta Asta ...  Asta 2 episodes, 1990


A Berlin entrepreneur and his family regularly come to Tyrol for holidays. Although the locals dislike the haughty attitude of the Germans, they persuade him that building a snow-cannon factory in their village would be beneficial to all sides. The series reflects in a satirical way on Tyrol's growing dependency on tourism, and on Tyrolean's loss of their identity resulting from this. Written by gpermant-1

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Germany | Austria



Release Date:

1990 (Austria) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mayrhofen, Tirol, Austria

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Alsat Film See more »
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(4 parts)


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a must-see :)
14 September 2002 | by PabloDiabloSee all my reviews

this 4-parter plays in austria's own zillertal, but can be applied to every tourist ghetto in the world. besides all the fun you have with the piefke-saga - there is a serious core in it, and it's played in a perfectly satirical manner.

this is an incredible saga about a german family that visits an austrian tourist center for decades and finally settles there. it shows perfectly what tourist want, how they get it - on the surface - and how much the 'natives' hate, betray and clip them behind their backs. some of the best actors and actresses from austria and germany bring their actions to a pulsing life.

all this should of course not keep you from a visit to this beautiful country ... unless you are a ... piefke ;-)

P.S.: i don't know if it is available in english. bet it would lose much when they don't talk in their original dialects!

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