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

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Thursday, 07.04.
23:00, Rechbauer

Die Totenschmecker

Feature Film, DE 1979, 85 min, dOF

An extremely gloomy and foul “Alpensaga”, which makes absolutely no claims to morality or political correctness awaits those brave souls who con-sider indulging in this insane 1970s blend of Heimat film and Texas Chain Saw Massacre: in Die Totenschmecker the idyllic illusion of a tranquil mountain farm deceives, and the inner-family conflicts boil over when a group of Roma set up their camp close by. With this horror flick, director Richard Jackson drives the topos of the classical Heimat film ad absurdum. 

Director: Ernst Ritter von Theumer sen. aka Richard Jackson
Script: Richard Jackson
Cast: William Berger, Herb Andress, Hedwig Blum, Peter Jacob, Maria Beck u. a.
Camera: Joe Stemmer
Music: Joachim Ludwig