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Angry Harvest Unclassified 18+
Bittere Ernte

An act of kindness becomes a terrifying trap in Agnieszka Holland’s Oscar-nominated drama about a woman on the run through World War II Poland who becomes an object of fascination and possession for a local farmer.

Rosa has become separated from her family while escaping a prisoner transport on its way to a concentration camp. Feverish and clad in a fur coat, she stumbles into the fields belonging to Leon, a simple man buoyed in his fortunes via black market profits. Taking pity on Rosa, the farmer decides to hide her despite the occupying Germans forbidding the harbouring of Jews. But Leon’s act of benevolence soon turns sinister when he allows his passion for Rosa to overcome his morality.

Necessarily harsh but also electrifying in the many shades of honesty it captures, this early work from Holland is a clash of class, religion, principles and sex. Twisting perspectives and audience sympathy, Holland isn’t here to provide easy answers to the conundrum of Rosa and Leon, and Angry Harvest is all the richer an experience for it.

“The acting, from Armin Mueller-Stahl’s amazingly taut Leon and Elisabeth Trissenaar’s achingly vulnerable Rosa to Wojtech Pszoniak and Kurt Raab as Leon’s money-grubbing associates, is near perfect.” – Chicago Tribune

Tickets

4501
Sat 10 Aug 9:00 pm [4501]
Angry Harvest (105 mins)
Kino 2 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Anita Höfer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Gerd Baltus, Hans Beerhenke, Isa Haller, Kurt Raab, Käte Jaenicke, Margit Carstensen, Wojciech Pzoniak
Director
Agnieszka Holland
Producers
Artur Brauner, Klaus Riemer, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann
Screenwriters
Agnieszka Holland, Paul Hengge
Cinematographer
Josef Ort-Snep
Composer
Jörg Straßburger
Editor
Barbara Kunze
Company Credit
World Sales: CCC Filmkunst GmbH

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