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Der Traum der bleibt
Documentary Film, AT 1996, Farbe, 155 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Script: Leopold Lummerstorfer
Camera: Robert Angst
Editor: Eliška Štíbrová
Location Sound: Bruno Pisek
Music: Sergei Dreznin
Additional Credits: mit: Bewohner/innen und Betreuer/innen des Hauses Wien 22, Rennbahnweg 27 sowie Architekt Fritz G. Mayr und Wohnbaustadtrat Werner Faymann
Producers: Nikolaus Geyerhalter
Production: NGF – Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion


Trabrenngründe, “the most horrific housing estate in Austria” (Harry Glück), one of the country’s largest residential complexes, is located in Vienna’s 22nd district. Despite negative media campaigns and general hearsay, Leopold Lummerstorfer took the time to look more closely, and approached the former urban “hot spot” from multiple perspectives. That which is, what should have been, and what remained of the social housing dream.

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