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

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Feature Film, AT/DE 2001, Farbe, 93 min., dOF
Diagonale 2022

Director: Sabine Derflinger
Script: Sabine Derflinger, Maria Scheibelhofer
Cast: Henriette Heinze, Gregor Bloeb, Harald Windisch, Carmen Gratl, Simon Schwarz
Camera: Bernhard Pötscher
Editor: Karina Ressler
Music: Hannes Konecny
Production Design: Nikolai Ritter
Costumes: Monika Buttinger
Producers: Michael Seeber, Heinz Stussak
Production: Prisma Film- und Fernsehproduktion


Holiday, relaxation, lack of inhibitions. Vodka shots, cigs, and one-night stands. In Sabine Derflinger’s feature film Vollgas, the aprés ski machinery is still running at its pre-pandemic, well-oiled peak. The short documentary Hände zum Himmel, on the other hand, shows the touristic Tyrol from its spiritual side. Hansi Hinterseer, a legendary ski racer and hit singer extends an invitation to a relaxing mountain mass on Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm. Sensually uninhibited here, searching for meaning there.