The Harvest Helper (2006)

A moving love story set in the post-war period with Christine Neubauer.

In the year 1946 Clara finds herself in a desperate situation. As refugees from the southern German town of Marienbad, she and her brother-in-law Johann together with his four children, are provided with emergency accommodation in a small village. Hunger, poverty and the villagers’ dismissive attitude to the “refugee rabble” are not their only problems. Clara’s niece, six-year-old Heidi - it was while giving birth to her that Clara's sister died - is suffering from TB, and the only penicillin available to treat her is a from the black market. And Clara, who worked as a secretary in a dairy in Marienbad before the war, can only find one job here: she has to earn her living as an unskilled farm labourer on the Braunfels Estate.
It is here that fate reunites her with the love of her life, Martin. She left him seven years ago back in Marienbad, when her sister died, so that she could help look after the four little children. Martin is now working as an estate manager for the arrogant owner of the property, Andreas von Braunfels, who also has his eye on Clara. Soon the situation escalates…

Besetzung

Christine Neubauer, Götz Otto, August Schmölzer, Johanna Christine Gehlen u.v.a.

Stab

Regie
Peter Sämann

Drehbuch
Susanne Beck & Thomas Eifler

Kamera
Clemens Messow

Schnitt
Christian Bolik

Szenenbild
Albert Jupé

Producer
Susanne Ottersbach-Flimm

Produzent
Regina Ziegler

Redaktion
Renate Michel, Degeto

Infos

Sender
ARD

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