Bear on the Run!
Year: 2008
Run-Time: 1 x 90 min.

Directed by Xaver Schwarzenberger
Written by Felix Mitterer

A co-production by ORF and BR, produced by Satel

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (SUB TITLE) , French (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9 , 16:9

Bear on the Run!

Der Bär ist los!

A wild young bear places the west of Austria in fear and trepidation. It attacks sheep and goats, plunders beehives and comes dangerously close to hikers. The authorities give the order to shoot to kill but this is disobeyed by the local hunters who admire «Bruno's» slyness bringing various protagonists into play who could not be more different: the director of a zoo who is looking for a companion for his female bear, the animal rights campaigner who needs a new challenge and wants to save Bruno, a bear expert who wants to employ his US experience as a bear catcher, two Finnish bear hunters - complete with elk hounds - who cannot find their way in the mountainous terrain and a self-proclaimed Bavarian-Indian bear whisperer. Will Bruno escape the chaos of blow-pipes, traps, bear costumes, love stories and «Leningrad Cowboys»? An ironic comedy inspired by actual events.

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