Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

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Nobadi
Feature Film, AT 2019, Farbe, 89 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Karl Markovics
Cast: Heinz Trixner, Borhanulddin Hassan Zadeh, Maria Fliri, Konstanze Dutzi, Julia Schranz, Edi Jäger, Sven Sorring, Simone Fuith
Camera: Serafin Spitzer
Editor: Alarich Lenz
Location Sound: William Edouard Franck
Music: Matthias Loibner
Sounddesign: Philipp Mosser
Production Design: Andreas Sobotka
Costumes: Caterina Czepek
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko, Jakob Pochlatko
Production: epo-film

 

The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Karl Markovics’s third feature film tells of the fateful encounter of two vastly unequal men, a young Afghan refugee and a supposedly harmless retiree. In an increasingly uncompromising scenario reminiscent of a chamber play, Nobadi links past and present traumas. The level of escalation is shocking. Irony or not: the future doesn’t seem very hopeful.