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Die Siebtelbauern (1998)

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Austria, a little farming valley. Beginning of the century. When one of the farmers is found murdered one day, his labourers know of nothing, but are relieved, as the tyranny has ended. ... See full summary »

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Stefan Ruzowitzky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Schwarz ... Lukas Lichtmeß
Sophie Rois ... Emmy
Lars Rudolph Lars Rudolph ... Severin
Tilo Prückner Tilo Prückner ... Großknecht
Ulrich Wildgruber Ulrich Wildgruber ... Danninger
Julia Gschnitzer Julia Gschnitzer ... Alte Nane
Susanne Silverio Susanne Silverio ... Lisbeth
Kirstin Schwab Kirstin Schwab ... Lissi
Werner Prinz Werner Prinz ... Ganders
Dietmar Nigsch Dietmar Nigsch ... Sepp
Elisabeth Orth Elisabeth Orth ... Rosalind
Christoph Gusenbauer Christoph Gusenbauer ... Hirtenbub
Gertraud Mayböck Gertraud Mayböck ... Gertrud
Norbert Perchtold Norbert Perchtold ... Danninger's Neffe
Michael Pogo Kreiner Michael Pogo Kreiner ... Elefantenwärter
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Storyline

Austria, a little farming valley. Beginning of the century. When one of the farmers is found murdered one day, his labourers know of nothing, but are relieved, as the tyranny has ended. Then, something new happens for the first time in history: The farm workers inherit the whole farm together, as the farmer himself was childless. Now, conflicts come up, as nobody is the boss and nobody has to obey. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Manchmal werden auch die Armen reicher. See more »

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including a rape, sexuality, and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Inheritors See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,606, 11 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$196,452, 31 January 1999
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Lukas: Nobody can beat me up anymore, right?
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Soundtracks

La donna è mobile
from "Rigoletto"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Enrico Caruso
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Thought-provoking and worth seeing
3 July 2003 | by jmarlinbarkerSee all my reviews

The Inheritors (Die Siebtelbauern), as I remember it, was amusing and also thought-provoking about general socio-economic changes of the past two centuries or so that today many people in Western countries probably take for granted. Perhaps in vague way, it reminds me of an allegory such as Orwell's Animal Farm in the sense of seeing political theory in an intimate, emotional story rather than in some abstract manifesto.

While the film might not be the most "profound" work of art ever made, it nevertheless deserves a viewing. I say it is quite entertaining and in short, thumbs up.


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