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

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The Bull Laid Bear
Animation, AT/AU 2012, Schwarzweiß, 24 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2012

Director: Oliver Ressler, Zanny Begg
Script: Zanny Begg, Oliver Ressler
Camera: Oliver Ressler
Editor: Zanny Begg, Oliver Ressler
Location Sound: Oliver Ressler, Jon Hunter, Rudi Gottsberger
Music: Singing Sadie, Captain Ahab
Sounddesign: Rudi Gottsberger
Producers: Oliver Ressler, Zanny Begg


A dive bar. Bankers, crooks, and crooked bankers. In the animated, fictional narrative we are presented with real interviewees: two U.S. economists, an activists, a criminologist. In its presentation, the setting barely betrays its fictitious nature. A stylish film about the almost absurd tricks and practices of the financial market; an unabashed look behind the scenes of the “crisis” master-narrative.

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