Das stolze und traurige Leben des Mathias Kneißl (1981)

Mathias Kneissl was Bavaria's last genuine robber. The movie, based on 19th century historical sources, depicts the last year in the life of this famous outlaw and folk-hero. At the age of ... See full summary »

Director:

Oliver Herbrich

Writer:

Oliver Herbrich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephan Becker Stephan Becker ... Mathias Kneissl
Marianne Ploog Marianne Ploog ... Mathilde Danner
Joseph Reitinger Joseph Reitinger ... Flecklbauer
Rudi Eydmann Rudi Eydmann ... Schäfer
Elfriede Hildebrand Elfriede Hildebrand ... Hellseherin
Martin Spiegler Martin Spiegler ... Fuhrknecht
Helmut Echtler Helmut Echtler ... Vöst
Ulrich Hauswaldt Ulrich Hauswaldt ... Moseder
Bernhard Brychcy Bernhard Brychcy ... Mönch
Christoph Reinhold Christoph Reinhold
Sophie Schwarzmeier Sophie Schwarzmeier
Johannes Pechtold Johannes Pechtold
Peter Magerl Peter Magerl
Thomas Menzel Thomas Menzel
Gerd Silberbauer
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Storyline

Mathias Kneissl was Bavaria's last genuine robber. The movie, based on 19th century historical sources, depicts the last year in the life of this famous outlaw and folk-hero. At the age of 23 he is released from jail after completing an unjustified sentence of six years. He now goes astray to rob the money for his and his girlfriend's emigration to America. After shooting a policeman, Mathias Kneissl remains at large for a number of months. Not until he is betrayed by his girlfriend did the police track him down, three hundred soldiers surrounding the barricaded farmhouse in which he his hiding. The ensuing siege lasts several days. Finally, severely wounded, Kneissel is pulled from the farmhouse ruins. He recovers in a Munich hospital only to be executed in 1902. He is 27 years old. Written by Oliver Herbrich

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 February 1981 (West Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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