Hunting Scenes from Bavaria
Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (German: Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern) is a 1969 West German film directed by Peter Fleischmann. It is based on a play of the same name by Martin Sperr, who also played the main role in the film. It was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 42nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.
|Hunting Scenes from Bavaria|
Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern
|Directed by||Peter Fleischmann|
|Produced by||Rob Houwer|
|Written by||Peter Fleischmann (screenplay)|
Martin Sperr (play)
|Edited by||Jane Seitz|
Film- und Fernsehproduktion Munich
In a small village in Lower Bavaria, twenty-year-old mechanic Abram (Martin Sperr) is suspected of being homosexual. He is not the only outsider, as also present are a foreign guest worker and the maidservant Hannelore (Angela Winkler), who is defamed as a whore by the villagers. When Abram knifes Hannelore the situation escalates and the hysterical villagers try to hunt Abram down.
The film was shot in the small village of Unholzing in Postau near Landshut. Due to the controversial topic of the film, the film crew had to deal with the sometimes hostile reactions of the villagers.
Hunting Scenes from Bavaria won two Bundesfilmpreise in 1969:
- Filmband in Gold for Best Actor (Michael Strixner)
- Filmband in Silber for Best Feature Film (Peter Fleischmann)
- List of submissions to the 42nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of German submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "Auf der Böschung". Der Spiegel (in German). 23/1969: 170. 02.06.1969. Retrieved 2009-05-26. Check date values in:
- H. G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Archived from the original on May 9, 2009. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Donner, Wolfgang (01.08.1969). "Jagdszenen in Niederbayern". Die Zeit (in German). 31. Retrieved 2008-05-26. Check date values in: