Festival of Austrian Film
March 19–24, 2019, Graz

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Wednesday, 14.03.
14:00, UCI Annenhof Saal 6


Feature Film, DE, AT, BG 2017, 121 min, OmdU

A group of German construction workers waits in the heat of the Bulgarian summer for more material to erect a hydroelectric plant. Director Valeska Grisebach turns this setup into a veritable Western. The construction job is poorly coordinated, first comes boredom, and then friction. Initially, within the group, and later, with the inhabitants of the close-by village. Eleven years after her romantic movie Sehnsucht, Grisebach achieves an absorbing adventure film with grandiose amateur actors. 

Director: Valeska Grisebach
Script: Valeska Grisebach
Cast: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Frangipova, Viara Borisova
Camera: Bernhard Keller
Editor: Bettina Böhler
Location Sound: Uve Haußig
Production Design: Beatrice Schultz
Costumes: Veronika Albert
Producers: Antonin Svoboda Bruno Wagner, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Valeska Grisebach, Boris Chouchkov und Viktor Chouchkov
Production: coop99 filmproduktion
Co-production: Komplizenfilm (DE) Chouchkov Brothers (BG)