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

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Adams Ende
Feature Film, AT/DE 2011, Farbe, 81 min., OV
Diagonale 2011

Director, Script, Editor: Richard Wilhelmer
Cast: Robert Stadlober, Paula Kalenberg, David Winter, Eva-Maria May, Jacob Matschenz u.a.
Camera: Julius von Bismarck
Location Sound: Alexander Murygin
Music: J.S. Bach, Klaus Nomi, Rio Reiser, J.B. Pergolesi, Johann Strauss (Sohn)
Sounddesign: Christian Obermaier, Jochen Jezussek
Production Design: Cvetana Gugutkova
Costumes: Tania da Silva
Producers: Richard Wilhelmer

 

Adams Ende is a coming of age story of people who are already adults. Torn between emotional dependency and physical attraction, Adam grows desperate between what his long-term relationship with Anna and the temptations his childhood pal Conrad offer, living a bachelor’s life indulging in occasional jobs, parties and one night stands. Adam progressively fails in disentangling the turmoil of jealousy and attachment. While comparable stories easily drift into conventionalities, Wilhelmer succeeds in restlessly impelling his young actor quartet – until nothing is the same anymore.