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Florida Premiere

Closed Season

Directed by Franziska Schlotterer

Germany-Israel | 100 minutes | 2013

German with English subtitles

On a remote farm in the Black Forest during World War II, a German peasant couple allow a young Jew to hide and work on their farm despite their own anti-Semitism and Nazi patrolmen amongst their peers. In this intimate and intense psychological drama, hidden motivations emerge and power dynamics tighten and shift. Charged with eroticism, emotional intrigue and unexpected twists, the film is bookended by poignant scenes set in 1970s Israel.

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Franziska Schlotterer studied film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She directed several documentaries dealing with German history, including Wendezeiten, which was nominated for the Prix Europa. Closed Season is Franziska’s feature film debut.
Foreign Title Ende der Schonzeit
Director Franziska Schlotterer
Countries of Production Germany-Israel
Year of Presentation 2013
Language(s) German with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast Brigitte Hobmeier, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Christian Friedel, Thomas Loibl
Award(s)

Winner Best Actress at the Bavarian Film Awards

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