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by Franziska Schlotterer


1942. Fritz and Emma hide Albert, a Jew on the run, at their remote farm in the Black forest. Fritz and Emma’s dream of a son and heir casts dark shadows on their marriage. Fritz takes a liking to the young man and proposes that he father a child for him. Albert feels obligated to Fritz and finally agrees. Emma has nothing to say in the matter. Emma discovers her sexuality, Fritz jealousy and Albert animosity. All of them become offenders and all of them become victims.

international title: Closed Season
original title: Ende der Schonzeit
country: Germany, Israel
sales agent: Atlas International Film GmbH
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Franziska Schlotterer
film run: 104'
release date: DE 14/02/2013
screenplay: Franziska Schlotterer, Gwendolyn Bellmann
cast: Brigitte Hobmeier, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Christian Friedel, Max Mauff, Rami Heuberger
cinematography by: Bernd Fischer
film editing: Karl Riedl
art director: Wolfgang Arens
costumes designer: Bettina Weiss
music: Ari Benjamin Meyers
producer: Christian Drewing, Philipp Homberg
production: Eikon Südwest GmbH
distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH
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