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Der erste Tag
Feature Film, AT/FR 2008, Farbe, 89 min.
Diagonale 2009

Director: Andreas Prochaska
Script: Susanne Freund
Cast: Andreas Kiendl, Franziska Weisz, Johannes Zeiler, Martina Zinner, Nikolai Gemel, Ferry Öllinger u.a.
Camera: Thomas Benesch
Editor: Alarich Lenz
Location Sound: Max Vornehm
Music: Stefan Bernheimer
Production Design: Maria Gruber
Costumes: Max Wohlkönig
Producers: Kurt J. Mrkwicka, Andreas Kamm, Oliver Auspitz
Production: MR-Film
Co-production: im Auftrag von ORF und Arte


What would happen if there was actually an incident at a nuclear reactor near the country's border? Would the authorities be equipped? Would the population be prepared? @i:Der erste Tag:i@ constructs a possible sequence of events for the day after this atomic nightmare scenario. It shows that, though a real emergency can be rehearsed, in reality there are completely different, entirely unexpected problems and the extent of the catastrophe is even greater than originally supposed.

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