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

Film Program | Timetable | Directors


Wednesday, 09.06.
10:00, Schubertkino 1
Saturday, 12.06.
19:00, KIZ Royal 1

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. 

Director: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Script: Rainer Frimmel
Cast: Kurt Girk, Alois Schmutzer
Camera: Rainer Frimmel
Editor: Tizza Covi
Location Sound: Tizza Covi
Music: Kurt Girk
Sounddesign: Manuel Grandpierre
Producers: Rainer Frimmel, Tizza Covi
Production: Vento Film