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

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I'm a bad guy
Documentary Film, AT 2017, Farbe+SW, 92 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script: Susanne Freund
Camera: Jerzy Palacz
Editor: Michou Hutter
Location Sound: Eckehard Braun, Joe Knauer
Sounddesign: Gerhard Daurer, Andreas Pils
Additional Credits: Dramaturgie: Wolfgang Stahl Tonmischung: Bernhard Maisch
Producers: Kurt Mayer
Production: kurt mayer film


Adolf Schandl: retiree, escapee from Stein prison, hostage taker at Karlau. At the age of 80, still young at heart, he wants to go back to Australia one more time. But forty years of imprisonment cause complications with getting a visa. Bit by bit, growing from the seemingly comical habits of the elderly man is a knotted figure: he has a routine way of dealing with distortions of truth, and a bizarre definition of right and wrong. I’m a bad guy — a trenchant, madness-filled portrait. And a slice of Austrian criminal history.