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

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Mein bester Feind
Feature Film, AT/LU 2010, Farbe, 106 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2011

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
Script: Paul Hengge (nach seinem Roman „Wie es Victor Kaufmann gelang, Adolf Hitler doch noch zu überleben“)
Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Georg Friedrich, Ursula Strauss, Marthe Keller, Udo Samel
Camera: Peter von Haller
Editor: Evi Romen
Location Sound: Heinz Ebner
Music: Matthias Weber
Sounddesign: Bettina Mazakarini
Production Design: Isidor Wimmer
Costumes: Martina List
Producers: Josef Aichholzer, Jani Thiltges
Production: Aichholzer Filmproduktion
Co-production: Samsa Film

 

In the clothes of the enemy. With Austria’s Anschluss to Hitler’s Germany a lot is changing in the lives of two friends who were inseparable up until now. One overestimates his power as an SS Officer and causes the deportation of the other. A reunion and airplane crash later, one takes over the identity of the other, and creates confusion that is hard to resolve even after the war; the consequences would be too existential for either of them.