Bittere Ernte (Angry Harvest)
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Bittere Ernte (Angry Harvest)
This West German film was first released in 1985 under the title Bittere Ernte. Armin-Mueller Stahl plays a Polish farmer living under the wartime Nazi occupation. Stahl isn't too offended at the prospect of answering to the Germans; in fact, he has profited by confiscating the property of his neighbor, a wealthy Jew. His conscience doesn't disturb him until a starving Jewish woman (Elisabeth Trissenaar) stumbles onto his property. At first Stahl shelters her, but his baser instincts surface; she is in no position to refuse when he ultimately rapes her. She even comes to fall in love… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This intimate thriller for two, Polish Catholic and Jewish refugee, is necessarily claustrophobic and verbose, but it's well acted and launched the directing career of the gifted Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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