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

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Kaiserschnitt - eine Operette
Innovative Cinema, AT 1977, Farbe+SW, 98 min.
Diagonale 2015

Director: Alfred Kaiser


As Kaiserschnitt proves, feelings are irrational – and timeless. If the spring of 1914 hadn’t been so sunny, the nights so mild, then perhaps it would have been more difficult to mobilize the “enthusiastic” masses for war. Kaiserschnitt captures a fever as it may have ruled on the streets and squares of Vienna and Berlin, and twists and turns it in the mirror of the media at the time.