The peasant´s War

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  • OEK10019
    • PAL, Duration: 84 min
    • Swiss and German
    • English subtitles
Format: PAL, Stereo Duration: 85 Minutes Aspect ratio: 1: 1.66...more
Product information "The peasant´s War"

Format: PAL, Stereo
Duration: 85 Minutes
Aspect ratio:
1: 1.66
Swiss dialect with English and German subtitles
Langjahr Film GmbH
Year of Production: 1998
Script, Directing, Kamera, Editing: Erich Langjahr
Sound, Camera Assistance: Silvia Haselbeck
Music: Mani Planzer
Percussion: Fritz Hauser
Mixing: Dieter Lengacher
Graphics: Niklaus Troxler

After “Sennen-Ballade” (Alpine Ballade), “Bauernkrieg” (The Peasants’ War) is the second part of a trilogy on the subject of farming in which an attempt is made to look at the existence of farmers at the end of the 20th century.

The central questions are identity, survival and the future of farming. Each of these three aspects is explored in a separate film. “The Peasants’ War” looks into the question of the survival of agriculture, in a period of transition from a state-controlled, planned economy to a free market economy. This is a time in which world trade is being forcibly and dramatically liberalised. Most of today’s farmers are putting their faith in advanced technology and selective breeding techniques as the way to survive in the new market situation. Unable to stay the course, many just give up.


Qualitätsprämie des Eidg. Departements des Innern
Sonderpreis des Deutschen Bundesumweltministeriums
Prix du Jury Œcouménique anlässlich des 41. Int. Leipziger Dokumentarfilm-Festivals 1998
Nominiert Schweizer Filmpreis 1999 "Bester Dokumentarfilm"


Solothurn, Nyon, Fribourg, Lausanne, Leipzig (DE), München (DE), Berlin (DE), Würzburg (DE) Freistadt (AT), New York (US), Barcelona (ES), Mulhouse (FR), Tarascon (FR), Bozen (IT), Oullins (FR), Mar de Plata (Argentinien), Reggio di Calabria (IT), Vännäs Hela Sveriges Film Festival (S), San Francisco, Goethe Institut, September 2005
Pro Helvetia: Spanien: Valencia, Madrid, Gran Canaria, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, Zaragoza; Deutschland: Essen, Hannover.

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