The DVD by BMG (theatrical version) has been compared to the Free-TV broadcast on ORF 1 ("Extra Large"-version) for this report.
The only difference between the theatrical and the "Extra Large"-version of the film is a newly made beginning. All the events in the past that are described in the film were shot and put together to a 7.5 minute-long opening. All in all, the theatrical version misses 453 seconds (ca. 7.5 min) with a complete number of 1 change.
All in all, the "Extra Large"-version misses 35 seconds with a total number of 1 change.
This means the theatrical version is 418 seconds shorter than the "Extra Large"-version.
Runtime of the theatrical version without credits: 1:15.44 min.
Runtime of the "Extra Large"-version without credits: 1:22.42 min.
The timecode is identical in both versions.
The beginning of the theatrical version
The theatrical version features only two overlays about the history of the Apaches' indian land, read by a voice-over artist.
Length of the scene: 35 seconds
The beginning of the "Extra Large"-version
The sun rises. A narrator tells the story: It seems like a legend today what was real 150 years ago. That wonderful thursday in the year 1845 was kissed awake with warm sun beams on 6.53 am Central American Wildwest Time. The air was rife with the scent of daisy-fresh road-apples and it was this morning the people of the Apache dreaded for more than 20 years.
The pregnant woman and a midwife make weird noises, the Apache people outside duck down. Then the midwife takes the child.
She says that it is a boy, the narrator continues that a new son and heir was born. Both are interrupted by the mother again, she says that she still got one. The narrator comments this by saying the pension was secured. The midwife says another boy was born.
The Apache are happy, a man waves a dead bird, asking to watch the birdie.
He then takes a photograph of the father with his sons.
The narrator continues that this was the greatest day of the most honorable of all the chiefs, who didn't want to be recognized on the photographes. He calles his two sons Winnetouch and Abahachi. The twins developed wonderfully and they did many things together in the outdoors. Even weekends and holidays, the two were inseperable. The harmony in the chief family was told about across all borders.
Abahachi screams, then their father first rants at them in French and then in German/English ("I'm missing respect, respect, respect!") During the rant, a note with the writing "Kik me" is stuck to his back.
The storyteller continues that Winnetouch and Abahachi were put to school aged 16. On Kiowas Hough, they were supposed to be prepared to the harsh indian's everyday. Abahachi visited the rather practically oriented subjects such as "looking into the distance", "collective firemaking" and of course "running away".
Winnetouch on the other hand took part in the more musical subjects such as "painting", "music lessons" once a week and of course "gymnastics".
As Winnetouch calls offside, a voice from offscreen tells him to shut up. The storyteller continues saying that his choice of sports clothing wasn't always the best.
Winnetouch complains that the others should play the ball to him, too, because he was free all the time. He gets hit in the head by the ball and drops.
The storyteller says that one day Abahachi was overcome by a strong and unknown feeling before. He directly looked for the medicine man because he thought he had measles but the diagnosis was named Uschi. Abahachi had a crush.
Abahachi sings a short song, naming his beloved Ursula, to which she replies he was allowed to call her Uschi - but Abahachi refuses to, because he has a poem prepared that only works with her full name.
She responds to his question, if she wanted to go with him, that she couldn't.
The camera pans to her leg in plaster.
The storyteller says that Abahachi did not give up, so he taught his dearest how to read tracks.
Abahachi pees a heart onto the ground.
Uschi takes long to think and then asks if this was a brown bear - Abahachi gleefully says this was correct and she hugs him.
The storyteller continues that Abahachi was certain of when he'd be big one day, he would take Uschi his wife. Until then, he wanted to let time pass by engaging in his hobby: hiding Uschi's clothes. The great thing about this was that Abahachi could win at this as often as he wanted to because Uschi's eyesight was so bad - just like the night before the big performance.
Uschi is standing naked in the woods and grumbles.
Abahachi's grandfather performed in one of his legendary open air concerts again. Grauer Star is getting prepared by setting his ring and putting on some glasses.
Announcer: "Ladies and Gentlemen in the Hood. Please welcome life chief Showtime Grauer Star!“
The audience freaks out.
Grauer Star sings a song and the audience goes even crazier.
The storyteller says that Abahachi was the happiest grandchild on earth when his granddad would return home from a long tour again. They then went hunting together and talked about everything men enjoy. Grauer Star was very wise. It was him who taught Abahachi it was important to divide. He said: Think about Moses, who even divided the sea for his people.
Grauer Star throws the fishing rod and pulls a boat ashore with Dimitri in it. He greets them in Greek and asks if he could join in.
The storyteller explains that of course he was, and so a young Greek called Dimitri stepped into Abahachi's life. Though then, something extraordinary happened. Something that would change history forever. On July 17th 1861, Grauer Star spontaneously founded stage diving in the middle of a concert. But the audience was not ready for that yet. Grauer Star jumps and painfully lands on the ground.
On the dying bed, Grauer Star told his grandchild Abahachi the final big secret of his people. The sadness about Grauer Star's sudden death was big. Abahachi was looking to find comfort in his dearests. He decided to pay his respects to his grandfather in the smallest circle.
Uschi, Dimitri, Winnetouch and Abahachi are sitting around a fireplace, everyone is laughing.
Dimitri makes a joke about Ouzo.
Winnetouch does a drinking joke as well before being interrupted by Abahachi, who tells everyone he needs to share something. He takes out the map. Uschi says she also wants to become a singer one day.
The storyteller says that this should be the last meeting for a long time of our four friends. One year later, in the year 1862, Abahachi just made the final steps of his daily morningsneakingprogram in the early hours of the day when suddenly a white Southerner saved his life at an ungated railroad crossing.
Ranger tells Abahachi to watch out, a train passes near Abahachi's nose.
Length of the scene: 453 seconds
(From here on, both versions run in sync, at the beginning of the bloodbrothershipscene, the storyteller says some explaining words that equal the ones of the final two paragraphs of the seconds text-overlay of the theatrical version.)