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

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Feature Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 92 min., 16.3. dOV / 18.3. OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director: Stefan A. Lukacs aka ISTVAN
Script: ISTVAN aka. Stefan A. Lukacs
Cast: Laurence Rupp, Anton Noori, Maria Hofstätter, Roland Düringer, Michael Fuith, Anna Suk, Aaron Friesz, Lukas Watzl, uvm.
Camera: Andreas Thalhammer, Xiaosu Han
Editor: Julia Drack
Location Sound: Claus Benischke-Lang
Music: Wolfgang Frisch, Markus Kienzl
Sounddesign: Thomas Pötz, Sebastian Watzinger
Production Design: Julia Oberndorfinger, Attila Plangger
Costumes: Monika Buttinger
Additional Credits: Maskenbild: Birgit Beranek Casting: Lisa Olah Produktionsleitung: Monika Maruschko Herstellungsleitung: Constanze Schumann, Karin C. Berger Filmgeschäftsführung: Tina Thurner
Producers: Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger
Production: Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH

 

Christoph is training with the special police unit WEGA, a daily life of testosterone, fighting, and group pressure. When he shoots a man during an operation, allegedly in self-defense, his colleagues quickly celebrate him as a hero, but the outside world reacts with criticism. Soon thereafter he begins suffering from panic attacks and shows the symptoms of trauma. While battling internal impotence, he tries outwardly to uphold the appearance of the strong man so as not to forfeit his status as hero.