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Angry Harvest

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

West Germany | 101 minutes | 1985

German with English subtitles

This remarkable Academy Award-nominated film by renowned filmmaker Agnieszka Holland tells a compelling story of love and desire during World War II. Middle-aged, lonely farmer Leon (Armin Mueller-Stahl) rescues the younger Rosa, an upper-class Jewish refugee, as she is fleeing from the Nazis. While he nurses her back to health, their relationship gradually grows more intimate, but disintegrates into a cat-and-mouse power struggle as Leon's mixed motives in hiding Rosa emerge. One of the boldest Holocaust films ever made, Angry Harvest is a fascinating, multilayered portrait of two flawed people forced to depend on each other as war takes its ultimate toll.
Foreign Title Bittere Ernte
Director Agnieszka Holland
Countries of Production West Germany
Year of Presentation 1985
Language(s) German with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 101 minutes
Principal Cast Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anita Höfer
Award(s)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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