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The Inheritors (1998)

Die Siebtelbauern (original title)
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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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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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The rich get richer... and sometimes the poor get richer too. See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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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:

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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

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1.66 : 1
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La donna è mobile
from "Rigoletto"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Enrico Caruso
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Don't judge someone by the exterior; existence of class strugles in today's business world.
14 May 2003 | by maxbolamSee all my reviews

As I watched "Die Siebentelbauern", I was reminded of the film, "Gosfard Park", with its theme of class struggles among the "helpers" or servants and the upper class at that time. In both films, the moral of not judging another person by their position within society, such as if they are a cook or maid, but viewing them for their true personality, is something which can and should be applied to today's world. In terms of a "real world" application, one could view the abuse of a employee by their bose similiar to the kind of abuse, which occured between some servants and masters. Class struggles exist today, just in a different light-the work world.


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