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by Ludi Boeken


The story of some courageous farmers in the Muensterland region who gave refuge to Marga Spiegel’s husband Menne, herself and her daughter under false names in their farmhouse between 1943 and 1945. The farmers succeeded in achieving the seemingly impossible: protecting the whole family for two years and saving them from deportation to the death camps without themselves having to pay with their own lives or being punished in other ways by the German government in those days.

international title: Among Peasants
original title: Unter Bauern
country: Germany, France
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Ludi Boeken
release date: FR 16/06/2010
screenplay: Otto Jaegersberg, Imo Moszkowicz, Heidrun Schleef
cast: Veronica Ferres, Armin Rohde, Margarita Broich, Martin Horn, Lia Hoensbroech, Louisa Mix
cinematography by: Dani Schneor
film editing: Susan Fenn
art director: Agnette Schloesser
music: David Greilsamm
producer: Joachim von Mengershausen, Karl Baumgartner, Werner Wirsing
production: FilmForm, Pandora Filmproduktion, 3L Filmproduktion GmbH, Acajou Films (FR), WDR, ARTE/Strasbourg
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), Filmstiftung NRW, Eurimages
distributor: 3L Filmverleih GmbH & Co.KG