Die Piefke-Saga [Piefke is a derogatory term Austrians use for Germans]
Director: Wilfried Dotzel, Werner Masten (Part 4)
Writer: Felix Mitterer
Cast: Dietrich Mattausch, Brigitte Grothum, Ferdinand Dux, Sabine Cruso, Ralf Komorr, Kurt Weinzierl, Veronika Faber, Tobias Moretti, Josef Kuderna, Gregor Bloéb, Hans Richter, Brigitte Jaufenthaler, Doris Goldner, Barbara Weber, Ludwig Dornauer, Peter Kluibenschädel, Sascha Scholl
Seen on: 24.+26.2.2021
Content Note: racism, (critical treatment of) sexism
The Sattmann family from Berlin – father Karl-Friedrich (Dietich Mattausch), mother Else (Brigitte Grothum), grandfather Heinrich (Ferdinand Dux) and the children Sabine (Sabine Cruse) and Gunnar (Ralf Komorr) – have been coming to Tyrol for their holidays for years, always staying in the same hotel run by Franz Wechselberger (Kurt Weinzierl), who also happens to be mayor, and his wife Christel (Veronika Faber). The Wechselbergers know that their village is dependent on the German tourists. But Franz’ brother Hans (Hans Richter) fears what the increasing tourism means for the nature in Tyrol. So he brings his journalist friend Holleschek (Sascha Scholl) to write an article about the German tourists which is less than flattering. The article comes out just as the Sattmanns arrive for their summer holidays – and they will not let that insult stand.
Die Piefke-Saga is a four part miniseries of quite some renoun in Austria. The first three parts were shot together, the fourth part was made three years later and is very different from the first three. But all of them are pretty enjoyable.Continue reading