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Our Daily Bread (2005)

Unser täglich Brot (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 April 2006 (Austria)
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OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.


Nikolaus Geyrhalter (screenplay), Wolfgang Widerhofer (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claus Hansen Petz Claus Hansen Petz ... Self
Arkadiusz Rydellek Arkadiusz Rydellek ... Self
Barbara Hinz Barbara Hinz ... Self
Renata Wypchlo Renata Wypchlo ... Self
Alina Wiktorska Alina Wiktorska ... Self
Ela Kozlowska Ela Kozlowska ... Self
Anna Bethke Anna Bethke ... Self
Malgorzata Nowak Malgorzata Nowak ... Self
Halina Kosiacka Halina Kosiacka ... Self
Tibor Korom Tibor Korom ... Self
András Szarvas András Szarvas ... Self
Lies Jacobs Lies Jacobs ... Self
Frédéric Quinet Frédéric Quinet ... Self
Christoph Malherbe Christoph Malherbe ... Self
Olivier Leboutte Olivier Leboutte ... Self


The documentary shows long scenes of food production without any voice-over and practically no dialogue. Chickens: selection, breeding, slaughter, dismemberment. Pigs: insemination, castration, slaughter, dismemberment. Cows: insemination, milking, slaughter, dismemberment. Fish: breeding, slaughter, dismemberment. Fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, olives, salads, apples, etc.): harvest, selection. Salt: extraction from mines. Workers performing their job, eating, resting. Note: the animal scenes include graphic details. Written by Teyss

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Plants and animals don't grow and live anymore
12 July 2009 | by european_sunshineSee all my reviews

This movie didn't show me anything I didn't already know, but it's silence gave me time to think about what is shown. Certainly not a movie for impatient people or after a hard day at work. It left me with a strong feeling: That industrial farming and breeding is just that - industrial. Certainly the slaughterhouse sequences touched me most. Treatment of the animals doesn't appear cruel, but very unnatural. Efficiency and detachment rule. Plants and animals don't grow and live anymore. They are produced and harvested. What's ultimately lost is the variety of life outside the human production-sphere and the human connection to the world.

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Release Date:

21 April 2006 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Chlieb nás kazdodenný See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)| Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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