Kassbach (1979)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Austria  |  
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The ever-present forces which originally gave rise to Nazism in Germany still have power in the postwar era, as this 1979 film shows. Kassbach is a grocery-store owner who has a belly full of grievances against minorities and feels privileged to take advantage of anyone who is weaker than himself. He cheats his customers, abuses his workers, and has joined a group of people who think the same way he does. They get together to knife a foreign guest-worker, and Kassbach himself shoots a man who could identify him during another "action." The final confrontation, though, comes when he must face down his son, who has espoused leftist causes.

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killing, prejudice, racism, violence