CLOSED SEASON

ENDE DER SCHONZEIT

By Franziska SCHLOTTERER

ATLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012

Germany 1942. Fritz and Emma are hiding Albert, a young Jewish refugee, on their remote farm in the Black Forrest. Fritz uses the situation to suggest an unusual arrangement. Against the background of World War II an unpredictable drama unfolds that turns offenders into victims and vice versa.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical, Jewish
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Franziska SCHLOTTERER
    • Writer(s)
    • Franziska SCHLOTTERER, Gwendolyn BELLMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Philipp HOMBERG (Eikon Suedwest), Christian DREWING (Eikon Suedwest), Itai TAMIR (Laila Films)
    • Synopsis
    • “Closed Season” tells the story of Albert (Christian Friedel) a Jewish boy fleeing Nazi persecution during WWII. Traveling through the mountains of the Black Forest and unable to cross the heavily patrolled Swiss border, Albert is given shelter by a farmer Fritz (Hans-Jochen Wagner) and his wife Emma (Brigitte Hobmeier).
      Working together on the farm, Albert and Fritz develop a bond and Fritz confesses to him that the couple is unable to conceive. The impotent farmer proposes an unusual arrangement - Albert is to father a child with Emma in exchange for continued shelter and protection. Emma is very unhappy about this idea but she relents and soon finds herself falling in love with the young stranger.
      A cauldron of jealousy and betrayal erupts. Frequent visits by an old family friend and Nazi party functionary (Thomas Loibl) add layers of suspense, leading to a very unexpected end.
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