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Hannes Oberhauser was a fictional Austrian climbing and skiing instructor. He is the father of Franz Oberhauser and foster-father of James Bond. The character made a posthumous appearance in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre and was loosely based on a character of the same name from the Ian Fleming short-story Octopussy.


Oberhauser taught climbing and skiing in Kitzbühel before taking temporary custody of the young orphan, James Bond, following the death of his parents in a climbing accident. Oberhauser's own son, Franz, grew jealous of his father's strong paternal relationship with Bond; an obsession which eventually culminated in the young man murdering Hannes in a staged avalanche. The avalanche, noted by an unnamed newspaper as "the worst recorded in the Kitzbühel Alps for several years,"[2] closed down the busy ski resort for 24 hours, preventing rescuers from mounting a search until first light the following day, and providing Franz with the means to stage his own death, escaping the scene of the crime.


See also


  1. Christoph Waltz. (2015). Spectre [Blu-ray]. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Event occurs at 01:53:20. "Franz Oberhauser died 20 years ago, James. In an avalanche, alongside his father."
  2. "SPECTRE" (Film), Sony Pictures, October 26, 2015 (United Kingdom). 
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