Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern 1969
The skies are cloudless and serene. The sense of timelessness is disturbed but not shattered by the noise of an occasional jet fighter plane en route to some unknown destination. Below, in a tiny Bavarian farming community, there flourishes a kind of primal, interlocking cruelty that has no connection with time.

A young farm mechanic Abram returns home to a remote village in Low Bavaria, after a short stay in the city. Soon, rumours spread that Abram was in prison because of his homosexuality and he is accused of raping the village idiot. Abram escapes to the forest and a man hunt begins.

In an excruciatingly precise manner, the film exposes the murderous process of exclusion in a community where ferocious behaviours hide behind righteous attitudes, forty years before Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon. Hunting Scenes from Bavaria is the first critical Heimat film of "New German Cinema".

Director: Peter Fleischmann
Cast: Martin Sperr, Angela Winkler, Else Quecke, Hanna Schygulla
Country: West Germany
Genre: Drama

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:22:10 | 6.08 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch, Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais

• Interview with Director Peter Fleischmann (49 min. In German with French subs)
• Talentfiles
• Trailer

Download Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern / The Hunters Are the Hunted / Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (1969) DVD9:


BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:25:42 | 22.4 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Deutsch

Extras (In German with no subs):
• Interview with Director Peter Fleischmann (48 min)
• Producer and director in conversation (18 min)
• Documentary: The cinema premiere in 1969 (9 min)
• Landshuter Letters (text)
• Trailer

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