Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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The Royal Train
Documentary Film, AT/RO 2019, Farbe, 94 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2020

Director: Johannes Holzhausen
Script: Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff
Camera: Joerg Burger
Editor: Dieter Pichler
Location Sound: Vlad Voinescu
Music: Irene Kepl
Sounddesign: Andreas Hamza
Producers: Johannes Rosenberger, Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff, Ada Solomon, Diana Păroiu
Production: Navigator Film
Co-production: HiFilm Productions (RO)


The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The royal train arrives. Princess Margareta embarks. Although the monarchs were driven out of the country when the communists took power in 1947, efforts at rapprochement are now being made. Johannes Holzhausen’s film lets us partake in some deadly serious royal acts, while also taking a look back into history. Old and new Romania become acquainted. What they share: a penchant for artifacts in national colors.