Directed by Franziska Schlotterer

Germany, 2014

Language: German, English

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 104 minutes

Structured through flashback and a German student’s search for his biological father in 1970s Israel, Closed Season is Albert’s story (Christian Friedel): a Jewish boy fleeing Nazi persecution during WWII. Traveling through the mountains of the Black Forest and unable to cross the heavily patrolled Swiss border, he finds shelter with a farmer, Fritz (Hans-Jochen Wagner), and his wife Emma (Brigitte Hobmeier). Fritz and Emma, who have been unable to conceive, propose an unusual arrangement and request Albert father a child with Emma in exchange for continued shelter and protection.

Closed Season


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Winner - Audience Award

Cherry Hill Jewish Film Festival 2016

Winner - Audience Award

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2016

Winner - Audience Award

Hartford Jewish Film Festival 2016


Winner - Audience Award

Green Mountain Film Festival 2016


Winner - Audience Award

New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival 2016

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