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

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Feature Film, AT 2021, Farbe, 108 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2022

Director: Andreas Schmied
Script: Andreas Schmied, Elisabeth Schmied
Cast: Julian Waldner, Valerie Huber, Robert Reinagl, Wolfgang Oliver
Camera: Xiaosu „Xax“ Han, Andreas Thalhammer
Editor: Gerd Berner
Location Sound: Herbert Verdino
Music: Manfred Plessl
Sounddesign: Bernd Dormayer, Michael Plöderl, Simon Proksch
Production Design: Rudolf Czettel
Costumes: Theresa Ebner-Lazek
Additional Credits: Herstellungsleitung: Jakob Pochlatko, epo-film; Loredana Rehekampff, Samsara Film Produktionsleitung: Bernhard Schmatz Casting: Nicole Schmied Action-Unit Skiaufnahmen: Gerald Salmina / Planet Watch Maske, SFX-Maske: Sam Dopona, Verena Eichtinger
Producers: Jakob Pochlatko, Dieter Pochlatko, Loredana Rehekampff, Andreas Schmied, Gernot Schaffler, Thomas Brunner
Production: epo-film
Co-production: Samsara Film Sabotage Films Vienna


Innsbruck during the 1976 Winter Olympics: all of Austria is rooting for Klammer. The nation’s hopes rest on the twenty-two-year-old ski racer Franz Klammer who will compete in the downhill on the infamous Patscherkofel. Director Andreas Schmied devotes his biopic and thrilling sports drama to the Olympic gold of the charismatic and exceptionally talented athlete who, ground down by competitive pressure and disputes with his sponsor, skis the race of his life.

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