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The Death of the White Stallion (1985)

Der Tod des weißen Pferdes (original title)
The peasants in a 16th century German village revolt against their landlord, the new and oppressive abbot of the local monastery.

Director:

Christian Ziewer
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Credited cast:
Thomas Anzenhofer Thomas Anzenhofer ... Veit
Raimund Dummert Raimund Dummert
Peter Franke ... Kilian Feuerbacher
Udo Samel ... Father Andreas
Angela Schanelec ... Anna
Dietmar Schönherr ... Caspar von Schenkenstein
Jürgen von Alten Jürgen von Alten
Ulrich Wildgruber Ulrich Wildgruber ... Abbot Georg
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The peasants in a 16th century German village revolt against their landlord, the new and oppressive abbot of the local monastery.

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Drama

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modest but vivid late-medieval drama
13 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

What begins as a straightforward historical drama emerges as a moving testament to humanism, reenacting a peasant revolt in 16th century Germany against the oppressive doctrines of the Church, which ended (not unpredictably) in tragedy. The film compensates with detail what it lacks in scope, and writer director Christian Ziewer's convincing recreation of medieval peasant manners creates some exciting and powerful moments when the ignorant, angry villagers, led by the one local clergyman with a conscience, invade and ransack the community church. With simple, unselfconscious technique and a cast of finely drawn, fully human characters, Ziewer moves the drama slowly but relentlessly toward its final, devastating confrontation.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 October 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A morte do cavalo branco See more »

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