Run-Time: 1 x 49 min.
Directed by Barbara Puskas
Written by Barbara Puskas
Zeggl Film for ORF
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , Japanese (DUBBED) , Spanish (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Trees of Tempting Fruit
Mostviertel - Das Viertel der Verführung
The Mostviertel, Austria's pear country, stretches from the river Danube to the Alps, right in the heart of Austria. Pear trees are scattered across the landscape and produce 200 different kinds of pears. Their naturally tart fruits have been used for centuries to extract the delicious pear cider (perry). As production has grown over time, »Most«, the Austrian name for cider, has given the charming region its name. From a geographical point of view, pear country is spared the climatic extremes of other Alpine regions in Austria and has thus become one of Europe's remaining sanctuaries for a variety of rare, altogether 3000 different - including some endangered - species: the little owl, the European otter, the hoopoe, or the curlew.
Awards: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 2002: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Award, European Nature Film Festival Valvert 2002: European Nature Film Festival Valvert Award, Wildscreen 2002: Wildscreen Award