Set in 1942, “Closed Season” tells the story of Fritz and Emma who are hiding Albert, a Jewish refugee at their remote farm in the Black Forest.

Closed Season

Drama | Foreign | 2014

Cast

Brigitte Hobmeier, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Christian Friedel, Thomas Loibl, Rami Heuberger, Max Mauff

Synopsis

Set in 1942, “Closed Season” tells the story of Fritz and Emma who are hiding Albert, a Jewish refugee at their remote farm in the Black Forest. Since his marriage with Emma has remained childless, Fritz uses this opportunity to suggest an unorthodox deal: He asks Albert to sleep with his wife and conceive a child on his behalf. The consequences are dramatic: Emma discovers her sexuality, Fritz cannot control his jealousy and Albert feels trapped between the two of them. Against the background of war an unpredictable drama unfolds that turns offenders into victims and vice versa.

Producers

Philipp Homberg, Christian Drewin

Director

Franziska Schlotterer

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Official Selection, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Paris German Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, German Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Espoo Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Munich Film Festival 2012
Winner, Audience Award Festival Univercine Nates, 2013
Winner, Kinofest Lünen 2014
Winner, Audience Award Philadelphia Jewish Film Fest, 2014
Winner, Audience Award East Bay Int. Jewish Film Fest, 2014