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Scene from THE MURDER FARM (photo © Tom Trambow/Wueste Film West)

Deep within a blue-black fir forest lies the secluded murder farm. It was here that the entire Danner family, including their children and the new servant, were brutally murdered with a pickaxe. No one in the village heard or saw a thing, and yet no one was surprised: old man Danner was a tyrant and a miser who fell out with everyone in the village; his deeply pious wife spoke to no one; and they say old Danner fathered the children of his daughter Barbara...

Two years later, when the 26-year-old nurse Kathrin turns up in the village, the killer has still not been found. She soon discovers that behind the tightly woven web of lies and silence lays a deep sense of guilt in the village and she realizes that this case has much more to do with her than she would have liked to admit...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Bettina Oberli
Screenplay Petra Lueschow
Cinematography Stéphane Kuthy
Michael Schaerer
Johan Soederqvist
Christiane Krumwiede
Cast Filip Peeters, Gundi Ellert, Vitus Zeplichal, Lisa Kreuzer, Brigitte Hobmeier, Janina Stopper, Volker Bruch, Monica Bleibtreu, Julia Jentsch, Nils Althaus
Producers Hejo Emons, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel, Kristina Löbbert
Co-Producers Martin Moszkowicz, Christof Neracher
Production Company Wüste Film West/Cologne, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion, Hugofilm Productions
Runtime 97 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Montreal 2010 (In Competition), Tallinn Black Nights 2010, Sitges 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BAK Schweiz, Zuercher Filmstiftung, Swiss Television, Idée Suisse
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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