Jaegerschlacht (1982)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Based on an incident that occurred in the early 19th century, this film tells the story of how a local nobleman cut off the grazing lands of the peasants to turn his own feudal domain into a privately-held area for hunting. When Andreas (Bernd Stephan) revolts against this treatment, the nobleman has all of Andreas' cattle slaughtered. As a result, a minor civil war starts in which many peasants are tortured and killed, including Andreas' mother and his best friend. These killings make Andreas resolve to devote his life to avenging the innocent, even if he has to go it alone.

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aristocracy, civil-war, murder, peasant, revenge, torture