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

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Feature Film, AT/FR/DE 2009, Farbe, 99 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2010

Director, Script: Jessica Hausner
Cast: Sylvie Testud Lea Seydoux Gilette Barbier Gerhard Liebmann Bruno Todeschini Elina Löwensohn u.a.
Camera: Martin Gschlacht
Editor: Karina Ressler
Location Sound: Uve Haußig
Music: Elektrofilm Matthias Lempert Bernhard Maisch
Sounddesign: Out of Silence Erik Mischijew
Production Design: Katharina Wöppermann
Costumes: Tanja Hausner
Producers: Bruno Wagner, Martin Gschlacht, Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian
Production: coop99 filmproduktion
Co-production: Essential Filmproduktion (DE), Société Parisienne de Production (FR), Thermidor Filmproduktion (DE)


Christine is suffering from multiple sclerosis, and yearns for the day when she doesn’t have to sit in a wheelchair anymore. Even though she doesn’t believe in miracles, she travels to Lourdes. A young nun accompanies her and gives some hope of a cure. As if by a miracle, suddenly Christine walks again. But how long do miracles last? Jessica Hausner shows the ambivalence between belief, hope and the coldness of reality.

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