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

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Die Wunderübung
Feature Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 92 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2019

Director, Script: Michael Kreihsl
Cast: Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Devid Striesow, Erwin Steinhauer
Camera: Wolfgang Thaler
Editor: Ulrike Kofler
Location Sound: Sergey Martynyuk
Sounddesign: Bernhard Maisch
Production Design: Katrin Huber, Gerhard Dohr
Costumes: Theresa Ebner-Lazek
Producers: Helmut Grasser
Production: Allegro Film


Pure underwater harmony reigns as Joana (Aglaia Szyszkowitz) and Valentin (Devid Striesow) get to know one another during a diving trip. Seventeen years later their relationship is similar to the San Andreas Fault: a “transform fault” of irreconcilable differences. Nonetheless, a couple therapist (Erwin Steinhauer) is meant to iron things out. Perhaps he can do so before all involved go mad. A fast-paced exchange of blows based on Daniel Glattauer’s stage play.