Unterm Birnbaum in Puchheim

"Unterm Birnbaum in Puchheim"
"Under the pear-tree in Puchheim"
- Heimatkrimi after the novel by Theodor Fontane -

Abel Hradschek and his wife Ursel are in great difficulty. After their children had died, they were still in financial hardship by Ursel's tendency to "nobility" and Abel's playfulness. While Ursel tried to find a stop in her faith and with Father Eccelius, Abel fled further into the game and into the alcohol. The traveling debt collector Szulski can arrive every day and take away the house and the farm. The village and especially the uncanny neighbor Jeschke observes the decline of the Hradscheks with malice. As Abel under the pear tree makes a discovery ...

Abel Hradschek: Matthias Horbelt
Ursel Hradschek / Jeschke: Susanne Prem
Narrator / Father Eccelius: Jörg Reimers

Director: Matthias Horbelt
Shot at original locations in Puchheim and the surrounding area.

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  • Matthias Horbelt
  • Theodor Fontane
  • Matthias Horbelt
  • Susanne Prem
    Key Cast
    "Ursel Hradschek / Jeschke"
  • Jörg Reimers
    Key Cast
    "Pater Eccelius / Narrator"
  • Matthias Horbelt
    Key Cast
    "Abel Hradschek"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Unterm Birnbaum in Puchheim
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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Director - Matthias Horbelt