Plot & Details
In this thought-provoking drama, Franz (Ulrich Tukur) is a recently divorced man who has a keen appreciation for beauty. He's an artist who loves the paintings that hang in the gallery where he works, and he takes comfort in the unspoiled vistas of the countryside. But Franz lives in the city, where pollution, noise, construction, and urban sprawl are a familiar part of the landscape. One day, Franz snaps, and he begins lashing out violently at the world, plowing into a bus full of tourists in his car and firebombing a supermarket that's put a number of smaller local shops out of business. Franz gains a comrade in arms in a young girl (Julia Filiminow) who shares his love for nature and distrust for the trappings of modern life, but he soon discovers that they're risking their lives in a battle they cannot win. Heimkehr der Jager was shown in competition at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival.