Angry Harvest (1985)

A Film from the Artur Brauner Collection at Our Library

Rosa, a Viennese Jew, manages to escape deportation to the concentration camp, but during her escape from the freight train loses her husband and their son. Wandering through a forest in Upper Silesia, she is picked up by the Catholic peasant Leon. He hides her on his farm and tries to start a romantic relationship with her. Under constant threat of betrayal and death, a mesh of interdependency develops between Rosa and the man helping her escape.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

The two-character chamber play focuses on the emotional conflicts that determine survival. The rescuer becomes the perpetrator, but also the persecuted, and the rescuee struggles in vain to escape her role of victim. These ambiguities made the film a subject of ongoing discussion in West Germany leading to its Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film of 1986. The novel it was based on, Angry Harvest, was penned in English by the original rescuer himself, Hermann Field, who wrote it with his Polish cell mate Stanislaw Mierzenski in a Stalinist prison.

Scene from the movie "Angry Harvest"

Scene from the movie Angry Harvest
CCC Filmkunst

Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl and Elisabeth Trissenaar. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Film Collection (21) Artur Brauner Collection Show all

Artur Brauner Collection

The media library of our Library presents selected work by one of the most successful film producers in German post-war history.

Charlotte (1980)

Starring Birgit Doll, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Frans Weisz.

The White Rose (1982)

Starring Lena Stolze, Ulrich Tukur, and Martin Benrath. Directed by Michael Verhoeven.

The Passerby (1982)

With Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, and Helmut Griem. Directed by Jacques Rouffio.

A Love in Germany (1983)

Starring Hanna Schygulla, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Otto Sander. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.

Ruth (1984)

With Sharon Brauner, Günter Lamprecht, and Mathieu Carrière. Directed by Jerzy Hoffman.

Angry Harvest (1985)

Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl and Elisabeth Trissenaar. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Hanussen (1988)

Starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. Directed by István Szabó.

The Rose Garden (1989)

Starring Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. Directed by Fons Rademakers.

Europa Europa (1990)

Starring Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, and Hanns Zischler. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Morituri (1948)

Starring Walter Richter, Lotte Koch, and Klaus Kinski. Directed by Eugen York.

Exiled/Izgoy (1991)

Starring Jossi Pollak. Directed by Vladimir Saveljev.

The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955)

Starring Wolfgang Preiss, Annemarie Düringer, and Robert Freitag. Directed by Falk Harnack.

Warsaw: Year 5703 (1992)

Starring Hanna Schygulla, Lambert Wilson and Julie Delpy. Directed by Janusz Kijowski.

Sweetheart of the Gods (1960)

Starring Ruth Leuwerik, Peter van Eyck, and Harry Meyen. Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt.

From Hell to Hell (1997)

Starring Anja Kling. Directed by Dmitri Astrachan.

Murder by Signature (1961)

Written and directed by Erwin Leiser

Babiy Yar: The Forgotten Crime (2003)

Starring Michael Degen, Katrin Saß, and Axel Milberg. Directed by Jeff Kanew

Man and Beast (1963)

A film from the Artur Brauner Collection at our library

Witness out of Hell (1967)

Starring Irene Papas, Heinz Drache, and Daniel Gélin. Directed by Živorad Mitrović

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

Starring Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda and Helmut Berger. Directed by Vittorio De Sica

You Are Free, Dr. Korczak (1974)

Starring Leo Genn. Directed by Aleksander Ford.