Festival of Austrian Film
April 5–10, 2022, Graz

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Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott
Feature Film, AT 2010, Farbe, 112 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2011

Director: Andreas Prochaska
Script: Uwe Lubrich, Alfred Schwarzenberger, Michael Ostrowski, Andreas Prochaska
Cast: Michael Ostrowski, Andreas Kiendl, Elfriede Ott, Gerhard Liebmann, Angelika Niedetzky, Thomas Mraz u.a.
Camera: Heinz Wehsling
Editor: Daniel Prochaska, Karin Hartusch
Location Sound: Thomas Schmidt-Gentner
Music: Heinz Ditsch (Kollegium Kalksburg)
Sounddesign: Nina Slatosch, Roland Dutzler
Production Design: Maria Gruber
Costumes: Christine Ludwig
Additional Credits:
Producers: Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker
Production: Dor Film


Where is Elfriede Ott? Kidnapped from her sick bed? “Borrowed,” Horst would say. A local politician announces he will visit his grandmother, and while that sounds harmless, it is in fact a huge problem. Horst has secretly been collecting the pension of his deceased relative for many years now. His luck turns bad when, of all people, the woman he “borrows” from the hospital as a stand-in granny just happens to be a famous Austrian actress. And this is only the beginning of many mishaps.