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Mathias Kneissl (1971)

Inspired by the real life events of Mathias Kneißl, a marginal man, son of poor farmers from Bavaria, in the late XIX Century. Mathias stole from the riches to give to the poor, becoming a ... See full summary »

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Reinhard Hauff
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Hans Brenner ... Mathias Kneißl
Ruth Drexel Ruth Drexel ... Res Kneißl, Mathias' Mutter
Eva Mattes ... Katharina Kneißl
Hanna Schygulla ... Mathilde Schreck
Frank Frey Frank Frey ... Alois Kneißl
Péter Müller Péter Müller ... Michl Pascolini, Bruder der Res
Andrea Stary Andrea Stary ... Cilli Kneißl
Kelle Riedl Kelle Riedl ... Johann Patsch
Alfons Scharf Alfons Scharf ... Vater Kneißl
Gustl Bayrhammer ... Mühlbauer
Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... Flecklbauer
Heinz Hofer Heinz Hofer ... Pfarrer
Kurt Raab ... Fritz Rechthaler, Jungbauer
Friedrich Fettinger Friedrich Fettinger ... Kutscher
Walter Sedlmayr Walter Sedlmayr ... Polizist
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Inspired by the real life events of Mathias Kneißl, a marginal man, son of poor farmers from Bavaria, in the late XIX Century. Mathias stole from the riches to give to the poor, becoming a hero for the rural people, and a popular social rebel. He was chased by the police until his unfortunate sentence. Written by Bulma PunkRocker

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famous figure of anarchy
14 August 2004 | by quuxSee all my reviews

Kneissl is the Robin Hood or Butch Cassidy of Germany. Also Ringsgwandl made a song on him. Kneissl is a true anti-establishment figure a film can artfully reflect on. One of the main characters of German anarchy. The movie is also for those who like to see Bayrhammer, Schygulla, Mattes, Schlöndorff during their younger years. Kneissl was a robber who was executed after a brutal manhunt in rural bavaria. As a folk hero he was supported by the local farmers, which made it difficult for the 100+ policemen to get on him. There is a certain history of 18th century anarchy and weird characters in southern Germany, which are legends and always were admired by many young people.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 May 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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