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Der Bockerer (1981)

A politically naive Viennese butcher (Bockerer) manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria and the second world war.


Franz Antel


Kurt Nachmann (screenplay), Ulrich Becher (play) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Merkatz Karl Merkatz ... Karl Bockerer
Alfred Böhm Alfred Böhm ... Hatzinger
Hans Holt ... Herr Hofrat
Marte Harell
Ida Krottendorf Ida Krottendorf ... Sabine (Binerl) Bockerer
Rolf Kutschera Rolf Kutschera
Erni Mangold ... Besitzerin des Café Tosca
Heinz Marecek Heinz Marecek ... Dr. Rosenblatt
Marianne Nentwich ... Anna Hermann
Thaddäus Podgorski Thaddäus Podgorski ... Pfalzner (as Teddy Podgorsky)
Sieghardt Rupp ... Herr Hermann
Regina Sattler Regina Sattler ... Elisabeth (as Regine Sattler)
Franz Stoss Franz Stoss ... Herr General (as Franz Stoß)
Georg Schuchter Georg Schuchter ... Hansi Bockerer
Walter Schmidinger ... Schebesta
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In diesem beeindruckenden Film werden die schrecklichen Jahre des 2. Weltkriegs aus der Sicht des Fleischhauers Bockerer, der das Nazi-Regime kategorisch ablehnt und das durch seine natuerliche Art mehr als deutlich zum Ausdruck bringt, lebensnah aufgezeigt. Written by <e.o@strath.ac.uk>

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Very powerful Austrian movie
17 December 2017 | by christian-veitSee all my reviews

Only Austrians could ever fully appreciate the story, the characters, the actors, the pwerformances, the viennese nuances and the history portrayed in this milestone movie. Which is truly a shame. It is impossible to translate or correlate this one of a kind movie but at least it serves all Austrians as a timeless reminder of dark times and the character qualities ordinary people show in a time of crisis, both good and bad. This is a must see like the "Great dictator" by Charlie Chaplin, just for Austrian audiences. Must see. Highly recommended for the newer generation!

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Release Date:

13 November 1981 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A bécsi Svejk See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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