Viehjud Levi

Overview

This film takes place in 1935 in a once-tranquil valley in the Black Forest, where Jewish cattle dealer Levi goes every year to do business. This year, he also wants to propose to Lisbeth Horger. But the valley seems to have changed. Workers from the National Railway are repairing damage in the train tunnel, and their presence has changed the spirit of the closed-off valley. The town hopes for an economic upswing, but the workers also introduce Nazi ideology. Farmer Horger will no longer sell his cattle to Jews. ...
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Overview

This film takes place in 1935 in a once-tranquil valley in the Black Forest, where Jewish cattle dealer Levi goes every year to do business. This year, he also wants to propose to Lisbeth Horger. But the valley seems to have changed. Workers from the National Railway are repairing damage in the train tunnel, and their presence has changed the spirit of the closed-off valley. The town hopes for an economic upswing, but the workers also introduce Nazi ideology. Farmer Horger will no longer sell his cattle to Jews. Swastika flags appear on the tables of the local pub. Someone slashes the tires of Levi's car. Nobody will defend Levi except Lisbeth, but the era does not favor their union. People are caught in the confrontation between the old and the new order; they end up doing things they don't really want to do. Thomas Strittmatter, author of the play on which the film is based, constructed the narrative from recollections of stories told by his family and neighbors about a Jewish cattle dealer, Levi. The theme of the film has universal qualities; the outsider and his wish to integrate are applicable to many contemporary ethnic conflicts. Viehjud Levi was screened at the International Forum of New Cinema section of the 49th Berlin Film Festival, 1999.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2003
  • UPC: 658769010534
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: VANGUARD CINEMA
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruno Cathomas
Caroline Ebner
Ulrich Noethen
Martina Gedeck
Bernd Michael Lade
Gerhard Olschewski
Eva Mattes
Technical Credits
Didi Danquart Director, Adaptation, Screenwriter
Martina Doecker Adaptation, Screenwriter
Katja Dringenberg Editor
Johann Feindt Cinematographer
Martin Hagemann Producer
Inge Heer Costumes/Costume Designer
Susanne Hopf Art Director, Production Designer
Erich Lackner Co-producer
Paul Oberle Sound/Sound Designer
Susann Wach Rosza Co-producer
Susan Schulte Co-producer
Cornelius Schwehr Score Composer
Werner Schweizer Co-producer
Dischon Ventschr Co-producer
Ingrid Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
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