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Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar (2008)

70-year old Brandner Kaspar lives with his granddaughter Nannerl in the mountains at the Schliersee. As he is visited by the Death and wants to take him, Brandner Kaspar tricks him and gets another 20 years of life.

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Brandner Kaspar (as Franz Xaver Kroetz)
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Boanlkramer (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Lisa Maria Potthoff ...
Nannerl
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Toni Birk
Sebastian Bezzel ...
Fonse Sonnenstatter
Alexander Held ...
Kugler Alois
Detlev Buck ...
Karl Wilhelm von Zieten
Jürgen Tonkel ...
Der Heilige Nantwein
Jörg Hube ...
Petrus
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Erzengel Michael
Barbara Bauer ...
Kugler Resl
Hans Schuler ...
Kreitmeier (as Johann Schuler)
Andreas Nickl ...
Lechleitner
Lilian Naumann ...
Vroni
Heinrich Schmieder ...
Pfarrer
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70-year old Brandner Kaspar lives with his granddaughter Nannerl in the mountains at the Schliersee. As he is visited by the Death and wants to take him, Brandner Kaspar tricks him and gets another 20 years of life.

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Performed by Claudia Koreck
Composed and Written by Claudia Koreck
Produced by Gunnar Graewert
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A very entertaining flirt with death
20 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

"Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar" is another film adaption of a traditional Bavarian story rooted in the 19th century. It deals with very serious matters, such as intrigues, envy, murder, and loss of beloved family members. On the other hand it also includes love, forgiveness, and the knowledge that the little problems on earth do not really matter in the end. This is where the movie shows has its strength too. Bully Herbig achieves to impersonate death as belonging to human life, and therefore being very human. By the comic relief of his acting the movie connects depth and entertainment in a very palatable combination.

In my opinion this is one of the better German movies of the last ten years, and definitely worth watching. Even more so as it is set in a beautiful panoramic landscape: in the Bavarian mountains.


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