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

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Maikäfer flieg
Feature Film, AT 2016, Farbe, 109 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2016

Director: Mirjam Unger
Script: Sandra Bohle, Mirjam Unger (nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von Christine Nöstlinger)
Cast: Zita Gaier, Ursula Strauss, Gerald Votava, Konstantin Khabensky, Krista Stadler, Heinz Marecek
Camera: Eva Testor
Editor: Niki Mossböck
Location Sound: Didi Zuson
Music: Eva Jantschitsch
Sounddesign: Thomas Pötz
Production Design: Katharina Wöppermann
Costumes: Caterina Czepek
Additional Credits: Herstellungsleitung: Marie Tappero Produktionsleitung: Stephanie Wagner
Producers: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Production: KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production


Vienna 1945: The powder keg of war and the Russian occupation as seen through the innocent eyes of nine-year old Christine. Little does she know about peace, much as children today know little about war. Bombed out and penniless, she and her family are put up in a fancy Nazi villa in the outskirts of Vienna. They now have a roof over their heads, nothing more. After the German soldiers capitulate, the Russians take over the house. Everybody is scared of the Russians. Everybody, except Christine. Production notes