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

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Diamantenfieber - Kauf dir lieber einen bunten Luftballon
Feature Film, AT 2012, Farbe, 74 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2013

Director, Script: Peter Kern
Cast: Johannes Nussbaum, Anna Posch, Josef Hader, Stephanie zu Fürstenberg, Melanie Kretschmann u.a.
Camera: Peter Roehsler
Editor: Wolfgang Auer
Location Sound: Benjamin Kalisch
Music: Wolfgang Makula
Sounddesign: Wolfgang Auer
Production Design: Susanne Feas
Costumes: Tanja Linner
Producers: Michael Klangvoll
Production: Kulturfabrik Austria


The 15-year-old Hans single-handedly supports his family. Since money is blind, he’ll take it wherever he can find it. From his uncle for instance, whom he assists as a diamond courier and whose scams he takes part in. When Hans falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy client and risks juvenile court, his problems gain the upper hand – but in the end it is love and friendship that last forever. Diamantenfieber is an anti-capital- ist plea in a fairytale-like crime thriller.

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