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JO BAIER

Austria / 2002 / 109'

Tyrol 1908. After twenty years’ absence, the almost thirty year old Kapsar returns to his native village to assist his dying father.
He tells his father about his experiences as a child in Swabia from 1885 onwards.
At a very young age his father sent him to Lake Constance, in Germany, where he was virtually sold as a slave to the children’s market of Ravensburg.
In the following years he was forced to work in dreadful conditions for his "master", the farmer Steinhauser, who exploited him until Kaspar managed at last to escape towards a new future.

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