Viehjud Levi

Levi, the Cattle Dealer

Didi Danquart
The year is 1935, a valley in the Black Forest. Levi the cattle dealer arrives in the valley just like every year to do business. In addition, he has decided to win the heart and hand of Lisbeth Horger, a local farmer’s daughter. But Levi senses a change in the valley. The railway company sent the engineer Fabian Kohler and a troop of workers to repair a tunnel, and a new spirit entered the closed world of the Black Forest valley with them. A moment of decision has come for Lisbeth; she must choose between her friend Paul Braxmaier and Levi. The subtle changes affect the other valley-dwellers also: Horger refuses to sell his cows to Levi; flags with swastikas decorate the local inn; the tires on Levi’s truck are slashed. A familiar world turns hostile and strange. Except for Lisbeth, no one stands up for Levi. But the times are against their love.
Technical Data
Running time: 95
Format: 35mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby SR
Production year: 1998
Director(s): Didi Danquart
Writer(s): Didi Danquart, Martina Döcker
Cinematographer(s): Johann Feindt
Key cast: Bruno Cathomas, Caroline Ebner, Ulrich Noethen, Martina Gedeck, Bernd Michael Lade
Producers: Erich Lackner, Martin Hagemann, Werner Schweizer
Zero Film (D), Dschoint Ventschr (CH)