Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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Atmen
Feature Film, AT 2011, Farbe, 93 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2012

Director, Script: Karl Markovics
Cast: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Georg Friedrich, Gerhard Liebmann, Stefan Matausch u.a.
Camera: Martin Gschlacht
Editor: Alarich Lenz
Location Sound: William Edouard Franck
Music: Herbert Tucmandl
Sounddesign: Philipp Mosser, Nils Kirchhoff
Production Design: Isidor Wimmer
Costumes: Caterina Czepek
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko, Nikolaus Wisiak
Production: epo-film

 

Roman Kogler is serving time in a juvenile detention center, and is hoping for an early release. Quietly, he makes his way through the daily rounds, almost as if through a strange world. Once on parole he finds a job at the city morgue, and gets his first glimpse of human contact. Gradually, the morbid routine of his job offers moments of comfort. Carried by its screenplay, camera and ensemble cast, we witness a story of the downfall and resurgence, a breath held and a breath released.