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

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Sonnenstrahl
Feature Film, AT 1933, Schwarzweiß, 87 min., dOF
Diagonale 2020

Director: Paul Fejos
Script: Adolf Lantz nach einer Idee und einem Manuskript von Paul Fejos
Cast: Annabella, Gustav Fröhlich, Paul Otto, Hans Marr, Walter Brandt u. a.
Camera: Adolf Schlasy, Adolf Weith
Editor: Lothar Wolff
Location Sound: Alfred Norkus
Music: Sándor von Szlatinay, Ferenc Farkas, René Stil

 

Vienna, early 1930s. The Great Depression also claims its victims here in Austria. Hans, an unemployed chauffeur, saves Anna from drowning —in despair, in the darkest of nights, she jumped in the Danube. Through temporary jobs, the two slowly find their way back to financial independence. A clear social utopia, a fairy tale of proletarian solidarity in the modern city, in Red Vienna.