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

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Vielleicht in einem anderen Leben
Feature Film, AT/HU/DE 2010, Farbe, 96 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2011

Director: Elisabeth Scharang
Script: Silke Hassler, Peter Turrini, Elisabeth Scharang (nach dem Theaterstück „Jedem das Seine“ von Silke Hassler, Peter Turrini)
Cast: Ursula Strauss, Johannes Krisch, Péter Végh, Orsolya Tóth, Franziska Singer, August Schmölzer u.a.
Camera: Jean-Claude Larrieu
Editor: Alarich Lenz
Location Sound: William Edouard Franck
Music: Thomas Jarmer
Production Design: Alexandra Maringer
Costumes: Margit Salzinger
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko, Nikolaus Wisiak, József Berger, Arno Ortmair
Production: epo-film
Co-production: Mythberg Films (HU), Film Line Produktions (DE)

 

The film is like an absurd play. Shortly before the war ends, the SS chain of command abruptly breaks during a death march into the Mauthausen concentration camp. Stranded in a barn, a group of Hungarian Jews decides to rehearse the operetta “Wiener Blut.” Through art, they manage to momentarily forget the prevalent anti-Semitic resentments and to rouse an old longing in the embittered barn owners: for a life in which music and love still have a place.