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

Film Program | Timetable | Directors


Wednesday, 09.06.
19:00, Helmut List Halle
Friday, 11.06.
13:00, KIZ Royal 1

SARGNAGEL

Feature Film, AT 2021, digital, 98 min, dOF

The novel “Fitness” by anarchic poet Stefanie Sargnagel is to be made into a film. The only condition on the part of film funding: Sargnagel should play herself. Surfacing alongside the author are numerous actors from the Viennese cultural landscape in cameo appearances to satirically dissect the Austrian culture industry and its mechanisms. SARGNAGEL is an entertaining film in which fiction and reality overlap like after an all-nighter at your favorite bar. 

Director: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Script: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Cast: Stefanie Sargnagel, Michael Ostrowski, Hilde Dalik, Thomas Gratzer, David Scheid, Alexander Jagsch, Voodoo Jürgens, Margarethe Tiesel, Christoph Krutzler
Camera: Anna Hawliczek, Carolina Steinbrecher
Editor: Matthias Writze, Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Location Sound: Benedikt Palier
Music: Voodoo Jürgens
Sounddesign: Atanas Tcholakov
Production Design: Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser
Costumes: Anita Stoisits
Additional Credits: Dramaturgie: Claus Philipp Casting: Marion Rossmann Maske: Thomas Mayr Produktionsleitung: Irene Kainz
Producers: Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Production: Golden Girls Film
Co-production: Hiebler-Ertl-Film