80.000 Schnitzel

Battering, breading, frying – Berta has prepared thousands of schnitzels in her old cast-iron pan over the years. This 83-year-old landlady’s life on the family farm in the Upper Palatinate has been marked by constant hard work. A life that her granddaughters Monika and Hannah never wanted to lead. Now, the deeply indebted farm is on the brink of collapse. Despite having an academic background and contrary to her intentions, Monika, in her early thirties, decides to give up her modern life and save the family business. The two women join forces and give themselves a year to sort out the farm’s problems. The director Hannah Schweier accompanies their endeavour, as Berta and Monika are also the filmmaker’s grandmother and sister, respectively. (Zurich Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
80.000 Schnitzel (2020, doc) - Cindy liebt mich nicht (2010) - Ausgestoßen (2008, short) - Aufrecht stehen (2006, short)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2021
Hannah Schweier
Germany 2020
105 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Hannah Schweier
Cinematography Stefanie Reinhard
Editing Romy Steyer
Sound/Sounddesign Markus Egloff, Johannes Kunz
Music Ella Zwietnig
With Monika Schweier, Berta Zenefels
Producer(s) Stefan Sporbert, Rüdiger Heinze
Zum Goldenen Lamm, ZDF (Das kleine Fernsehspiel)
World Sales
Zum Goldenen Lamm
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Zurich Film Festival 2020