Film Info: Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern

Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern)

Hunting Scenes from Bavaria
Scene from "Hunting Scenes from Bavaria" (photo courtesy of Filmmuseum Berlin/Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek)

Barbara’s son Abram, a twenty-year-old mechanic, is homosexual. In the small Bavarian village where he lives this cannot be hidden for long. Wherever Abram goes, he is abused and driven away. At the beginning he takes it calmly, but when Hannelore tells everyone that she is pregnant with Abram’s child, the situation escalates. In a fit of rage, the young man strangles Hannelore and is consequently chased like an animal by the villagers.


Peter Fleischmann was born in 1937 in Zweibruecken. He studied at the Deutsches Institut fuer Film und Fernsehen (DIFF) in Munich as well as at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques (IDHEC) in Paris. In 1969, he founded the production company Hallelujah Film together with Volker Schloendorff. Since 1992, he has been co-manager of the Babelsberg studios in Potsdam, Germany (former UFA/DEFA). A selection of his films includes: Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern, 1969), Das Unheil (1972), Die Hamburger Krankheit (1979), Frevel (1983), Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (1989) and Deutschland, Deutschland (1991).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1969
Director Peter Fleischmann
Screenplay Peter Fleischmann
Cinematography Alain Derobe
Guenter Naumann
Cast Martin Sperr, Angela Winkler, Else Quecke, Michael Strixner, Maria Stadler, Gunja Seiser, Johann Brunner, Hanna Schygulla, Renate Sandner, Ernst Wagner, Johann Lang, Johann Fuchs, Erika Wackernagel, Hans Elwenspoek, Eva Berthold
Producer Rob Houwer
Production Company Rob Houwer Film & TV/Munich
Length 85 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Locarno 1969, Malaga 1969, Viareggio 2008
Awards 2 German Film Award 1969, First Prize of the Jury of Youth Locarno 1969, Spanish Film Club Prize & FIPRESCI Award Malaga 1969, Preis der 15 1969 for Best Contemporary German Film & Best German Debut, among others

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