Zanik Samoty Berhof (1984)

Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Czechia , Poland   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Based on a novel by Vladimir Korner, Zanik Samoty Berhof takes place just as World War II has ended, and the Germans who live in Sudentenland now find themselves citizens of Czechoslovakia. Hitler annexed that area during the war, and it was simply given back after the war. Rather than peacefully accept the situation, some Germans continued to fight in this northwestern border region, refusing to accept the end of the war. In this story, several of these people end up at the Berhof farm, among them is a nun who traded her habit for a gun -- another is a prostitute, another an alcoholic. A sick mother as well as a young and miserable woman in her teens comprise the rest of the group, plus a few visitors. When the mayor of the town decides that these "warmongers" have to be handled immediately, the fate of the people on the farm seems bleak indeed.



alcoholism, mother, nun, teenagers, war-atrocities