80.000 Schnitzel

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80.000 Schnitzel

80.000 Schnitzel
Hannah Schweier
German Competition
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
102 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

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27.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
80.000 Schnitzel
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27.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
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80.000 Schnitzel
28.10.2020
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80.000 Schnitzel
28.10.2020
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CineStar 2
80.000 Schnitzel
31.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
80.000 Schnitzel
31.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
80.000 Schnitzel

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Hannah Schweier
Stefan Sporbert
Stefanie Reinhard
Romy Steyer
Johannes Kunz
Ella Zwietnig
Hannah Schweier
Stefan Sporbert

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Grandma Berta’s beloved “Zollhaus” is on the verge of ruin. She has dedicated her whole life to this inn and farm. Now her granddaughter Monika, the filmmaker’s sister, is to take over the heavily indebted family farm in the Upper Palatinate. What makes Monika decide to give up her previous plans and move to the countryside to live with her grandmother? The director decides to follow her sister for one year during this apparent labour of Sisyphus.

Monika puts all her energy into the ailing farm and is constantly confronted with its history: Grandma Berta’s schnitzel was legendary. But only the jukebox is left of the merry evenings in a packed inn. Berta had to bury her husband, two of her sons and a grandson. She is not a woman of tender words and unsparingly direct, which soon leads to conflict. The director at first watches her indefatigable sister in stunned disbelief. But gradually she understands that Monika has found a new dream in the “Zollhaus”. This enables her to offer an intimate insight into the chronicle of a family. The film confronts us with the universal question when it is the right time to live one’s dreams and how quickly this time may pass.
Annina Wettstein
Nominated for Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, DEFA Sponsoring Prize, VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness, Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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Intervening Nature
Redistribution and Having a Say
Family Ties
Rural vs. Urban
Small Worlds, Big People