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Dunkle Wasser
Feature Film, AT 2022, Farbe, 90 min., dOF
Diagonale 2023

Director: Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi
Script: Ralph Werner, Arman T. Riahi, Arash T. Riahi
Cast: Christoph Luser, Salka Weber, Anna Tenta, Fritz Karl, Peter Mitterrutzner, Erwin Steinhauer, Emilia Leytner, Nikolaus Lessky, Susanne Michel, Thomas Mraz
Camera: Anna Hawliczek
Editor: Lisa Zoe Geretschläger
Location Sound: Claus Benischke
Music: Karwan Marouf
Sounddesign: Bernhard Zorzi
Production Design: Julia Oberndorfinger, Attila Plangger
Costumes: Monika Buttinger
Additional Credits: in weiteren Rollen: Philipp Auer, Lucy Gartner, Heide Maria Hager, Gerhard Greiner
Producers: Florian Gebhardt, Gregor Schmalix
Production: Gebhardt Productions GmbH
Co-production: ORF (AT), ZDF (D)


Not only is the body of seventeen-year-old Elena fished out of the Mattsee lake, but also the horrific events of a shameful chapter in Austrian history come to light on its shores. The odd-couple investigator duo Dorner and Fink take on the case, whereby mainly Dorner, who comes from the area, becomes deeply entangled in his own past. The Riahi brothers successfully create a fast-paced and exciting Landkrimi provincial thriller that breaks with the classical dramaturgies of the genre.

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