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ARMY OF SAVIOURS (2009)

ARMY OF SAVIOURS <span>(2009)</span> artwork

ARMY OF SAVIOURS (2009)

Approx. Running minutes 96

Ratings Info Contains a scene of moderate violence

Genre(s) War, Drama

Director(s) Ludi Boeken

Cast includes Veronica Ferres, Armin Rohde, Lia Hoensbroech

Summary ARMY OF SAVIOURS (unter bauern) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Munsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried (named Menne) and their little daughter karin from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from deportation to the extermination camps in the East. The film tells this story of survival with a sense for the absurd in daily life and not without the typical westphalian humor. Without reservation, the farmers offer the refugees their protection. Thatthis turns them into heroes would never occur to them. they are used to weathering even dangerous situations somehow, guided only by their instinct and century-old code of ethics. they risk their own lives, and, if necessary, even that of their families. there is never a discussion about friendship, reliability, humanity. The film arMy of Saviours wants to create a memorial in honour of these silent heroes.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

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Title
ARMY OF SAVIOURS
Also known as
UNTER BAUERN
Year
2009
Formats
DVD
Distributor(s)
Matchbox Films Ltd
Classified date(s)
14/05/2012
Main language
German
BBFC reference
AZV290019

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