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

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Das Vaterspiel
Feature Film, AT/DE/FR 2009, Farbe, 112 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2009

Director: Michael Glawogger
Script: Michael Glawogger (nach einem Roman von Josef Haslinger)
Cast: Helmut Köpping, Sabine Timoteo, Christian Tramitz, Ulrich Tukur, Michou Friesz, Otto Tausig u.a.
Camera: Attila Boa
Editor: Vessela Martschewski
Music: Olga Neuwirth
Production Design: Bertram Strauss, Maria Gruber
Costumes: Martina List
Producers: Erich Lackner, Christine Ruppert
Production: Lotus-Film
Co-production: Tat Film (DE), Polaris Film (FR), ARTE France Cinema (FR)

 

Mimi needs the help of Ratz, her childhood sweetheart, and so she asks him to come to New York. Ratz has always been willing to drop whatever he’s doing when Mimi calls, and nothing is going right for him in Vienna anyway, what with his overbearing father, his peculiar relationship with his sister, his autistic existence in front of his computer, … It soon turns out that Ratz’s help is needed for renovating the long-time hideout of Mimi's grandfather, a Lithuanian Nazi war criminal. Ratz suddenly finds himself entangled in moral ambiguities, which doesn’t exactly make it easy for his relationship with Mimi.