Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Zauberer
Feature Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 106 min., 16.3. dOV / 18.3. OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director: Sebastian Brauneis
Script: Clemens Setz, Sebastian Brauneis, Nicholas Ofczarek
Cast: Michaela Schausberger, Nicholas Ofczarek, Regina Fritsch, Florian Teichtmeister, Joel Basman, Roland Koch, Lukas Watzl, Tamara Metelka, Sarah Viktoria Frick, Nono Bangert, Lola Mae Bernhard, Mona Petri, Gerhard Kasal, Jakob Eder uva.
Camera: Roman Chalupnik
Editor: Antonia Adelsberger
Location Sound: Patrick Storck
Music: Wolfram Eckert
Sounddesign: Ramón Orza
Production Design: Uta Wiegele
Costumes: Leonie Zyan
Additional Credits: Maskenbild: Daniela Ibricic, Heike Sekera Produktionsleitung: Christian Krohn Aufnahmeleitung: Martina Hörlein Motivaufnahmeleitung: Leo Schwarz Set-Aufnahmeleitung: Philipp Benda Oberbeleuchter: Stefan Steurer
Producers: John Lueftner, David Schalko, Valentin Greutert
Production: SUPERFILM Filmproduktions GmbH
Co-production: A Film Company (CH)

 

Sebastian Brauneis’s feature film debut based on a short story by Clemens J. Setz: a school doctor kidnaps a boy. The mother of a teenager, who is lying in a waking coma, clings to the reliability of call boys. A psychiatrist would give his blind wife the world; and a student writes his number, advertising his sex services, on the wall of a toilet. All are strategies to fight loneliness; possible and impossible. A furious, episode-based film — intense, threatening, and magical in plot and construction.