Der Bärenhäuter

Der Bärenhäuter is an East German movie from the year 1986, based on the fairy tale Bearskin.


The war has ended and soldier Christoffel no future and no money. He does not know what to do, because he meets the devil. He offers him a deal: Christoffel has cut the pockets always full of money, but he can not wash themselves for seven years, not the hair and nails and he can sleep in a bed. If he does not comply with all of these things, he will be devoted forever to the devil.

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    director Walter Beck
    editor Ilse Peters
    genre fantasy
    keywords devil seven years
    musicBy Günther Fischer
    theme children's