Aufzeichnungen aus der Unterwelt
Documentary Film, AT 2020, analog - 16mm, 115 min, OmeU
A Viennese underworld? Never was one! Tizza Covis’s and Rainer Frimmel’s film revolves around two old friends from the Viennese criminal milieu of the 1960s. Long talks at the bar with Alois Schmutzer, “King of the Underworld,” and “Wienerlied” legend Kurt Girk dig up memories of days gone by, gambling, gang rivalries, state authorities, and legal scandals, which condense to a genre picture of Austrian post-war history.