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

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Sunday, 10.04.
11:00, Schubertkino 1

Der Schutzengel

Feature Film, AT 2022, digital, 89 min, dOF

When the body of sixty-year-old Fanny is found in a swimming pond in Lower Austria’s Waldviertel region, it is not immediately clear, if it was a murder. Chief inspector Paul Werner and the young police officer Martin take up the investigation, whereby the latter has no idea how closely the case is linked with his girlfriend’s disappearance twelve years earlier. In his crime thriller, Götz Spielmann skillfully overlaps past and present and dissects the abysses of the human psyche. 

Director: Götz Spielmann
Script: Götz Spielmann
Cast: Fritz Karl, Michael Steinocher, Oliver Rosskopf, Michael Rotschopf, Nicole Heesters, Susi Stach
Camera: Andre Mayerhofer
Editor: Karina Ressler
Location Sound: Odo Grötschnig
Music: Kyrre Kvam
Sounddesign: Sebastian Watzinger
Production Design: Pia Jaros
Costumes: Leonie Zykan
Additional Credits: Redaktion: Klaus Lintschinger (ORF) Wolfgang Feindt, Dagmar Ungureit (ZDF)
Producers: John Lueftner, David Schalko
Production: Superfilm Filmproduktion
Co-production: ORF, ZDF (DE)