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

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Saturday, 09.04.
15:00, KIZ Royal 1

GESCHICHTEN VOM FRANZ

Feature Film, AT/DE 2022, digital, 78 min, dOF

How does one become a real man? This question plagues Franz Fröstl, with his blond curls and uncontrollable, squeaky voice. He finds answers from the influencer Hank Haberer, catalyst for Franz’s adventurous mission, on which the nine-year-old is accompanied by his best friends Gabi and Eberhard. GESCHICHTEN VOM FRANZ, based on the eponymous children’s book series by Christine Nöstlinger, is an amusing family comedy with unmistakable Viennese charm, which transports childhood heroes to the current day. 

Director: Johannes Schmid
Script: Sarah Wassermair
Cast: Jossi Jantschitsch, Nora Reidinger, Leo Wacha, Ursula Strauss, Simon Schwarz, Maria Bill, Rainer Egger, Philipp Dornauer, Laurenz Haider, Arwen Hollweg, Julia Edtmeier, Deniz Cooper, Anton Noori, Elisabeth Wasserscheid
Camera: Matthias Grunsky
Editor: Karin Hammer
Location Sound: Klaus Kellermann
Music: Toni Martin Dobrzanski, Marco Wanda
Sounddesign: Rudi Pototschnig
Production Design: Renate Schmaderer
Costumes: Leonie Zykan
Additional Credits: Produktionsleitung: Karin Schmatz Regieassistenz: Silvia Pernegger Kindercoach: Elisabeth Wasserscheid
Producers: Katharina Posch, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Ingo Fliess, Markus Glaser, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: NGF-Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
Co-production: if...Productions (DE)