Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2010, Schwarzweiß, 17 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2010

Director, Script, Editor: Josef Dabernig
Cast: Prokop Holoubek, Barbora Šedivá, Ruben Helia, Filip Cenek, Josef Dabernig, Hörspiel: Bruno Pellandini mit Frederike von Stechow u.a.
Camera: Christian Giesser
Sounddesign: Michael Palm
Additional Credits:
Producers: Josef Dabernig


In simple black and white, Herna (casino, roughly translated from Czech) begins as a filmic miniature about the passion of games. While the player loses all sense of time and his wife sits tight in the car with their kid, a dramatic kaleidoscope made up of four voices unfolds. A radio play by Bruno Pellandini about life’s great themes is added as a counterpoint – it talks of love, death, ownership and loss.