Der Ochsenkrieg FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2019 - 100 Jahre Bavaria
Gloria Palast, München (Details)
It's obvious that a cow is not an ox. But does that mean that cows aren't allowed on a particular piece of grazing land? That's at least what Someier, the administrator of Berchtesgaden Abbey, declares as he forbids farmer Runotter from letting his 17 cows graze there. This slight difference of opinion turns out to have grave consequences as a simple conflict escalates, both absurdly and frighteningly, to an outright war between farmers and the abbey. The bloody conflict in this adaptation of Ludwig Ganghofer's novel from 1914 paints a much different picture from the usual idyllic imagery of rural life in the 15th century. This silent film from 1920 was the first film made by the company that became Bavaria Film. Now digitally restored, it has been given a new musical track by Hans-Jürgen Buchner, singer of the band Haindling.
Regie: Franz Osten
100 Jahre Bavaria Film