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April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Die Vaterlosen
Feature Film, AT 2011, Farbe, 105 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2011

Director, Script: Marie Kreutzer
Cast: Andrea Wenzl, Andreas Kiendl, Emily Cox, Marion Mitterhammer, Pia Hierzegger, Johannes Krisch u.a.
Camera: Leena Koppe
Editor: Ulrike Kofler
Location Sound: Odo Grötschnig
Music: David Hebenstreit
Sounddesign: Odo Grötschnig
Production Design: Martin Reiter
Costumes: Veronika Albert
Producers: Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Ursula Wolschlager, Robert Buchschwenter Koproduzentin: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Production: Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion
Co-production: Witcraft Szenario, KGP - Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production


Until the late 1980’s, Hans was the head of the household and lived in a large, alternative shared apartment. His dying wish is to see his children one last time. The return to his former home is the point of departure for a sometimes painful journey into the past – partly shattered relationships are refreshed, old wounds exposed. Marie Kreutzer’s first featurelength film tenderly tells a story of an ambivalent family, torn between freedom and commitment, disengagement and the (futile) search for safety.

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