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Unter Bauern (2012)

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SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT (UNTER BAUERN) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried 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. That this 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... In Yad Vashem the farmers’ names are immortalized: Heinrich Aschoff, Hubert Pentrop, Bernhard Südfeld, Heinrich Silkenböhmer, Bernhard Sickmann. The Film SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT wants to create a memorial in honor of these silent heroes


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Domestic Releases: March 9th, 2012 (Limited) by Menemsha Entertainment, released as Saviors in the Night
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, Religious, Political, Foreign Language, War Crimes, Epilogue, Holocaust, Fugitive / On the Run
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: FilmForm Köln, Pandora Filmproduktion, 3L Filmproduktion, Acajou Films, WDR
Production Countries: France,


   Marga Spiegel
   Menne Spiegel
   Frau Aschoff
Martin Horn    Herr Aschoff
Lia Hoensbroech    Anni Aschoff

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Otto Jägersberg
Screenwriter    Martin Moszkowicz
Screenwriter    Heidrun Schleef
Producer    Joachim von Mengershausen
Producer    Karl Baumgartner
Producer    Werner Wirsing
Producer    Pascal Judelewicz
Co-Producer    Prof. Gebhard Henke
Co-Producer    Michael André
Co-Producer    Andreas Schreitmüller
Executive Producer    Christoph Friedel
Executive Producer    Claudia Steffen
Executive Producer    Ulf Israel
Cinematographer    Dani Schneor
Editor    Suzanne Fenn
Composer    Martin Meissonnier
Composer    Max Raabe

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