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Cinematography: Keine Angst

Atemnot

Käthe Kratz
Austria 1984
97 min
OV
V'23

Vienna in the early 1980s: Tina comes from a middle-class family and attends a prestigious school. Yet soon she is admitted to the psychiatric ward of the general hospital after attempting suicide. There she encounters Gerhard, an apprentice plumber, who also wanted to kill himself—they both immediately fall for each other. But a relationship seems impossible, especially after Tina’s mother discovers that her daughter’s boyfriend comes from a working class background. Soon after Gerhard is fired and finds work in a youth centre, where he installs a badly needed heating system. For a short time, he and Tina find shelter there, attend rock concerts and encounter people who—like them—want to lead diferent lives and protest against the prevailing order. But soon the cops storm the area … In her big screen debut, prolific Austrian television pioneer Käthe Kratz not only reflects on the political and economic state of the country, but also proves quite timeless and visionary in the light of current protest movements around the globe. (Florian Widegger)

In the presence of Käthe Kratz.
At the beginning of the screening, an episode of 7–8 minutes from the cinema magazine SCOPE of 1982 and 1983 will be shown.

Käthe Kratz: GLÜCKLICHE ZEITEN (1976), DIE MENSCHEN VOM SIEBENERHAUS (1977), MIT LEIB UND SEELE (1978), JUNGE LEUTE BRAUCHEN LIEBE (1979), DAS ZEHNTE JAHR (1995), ABSCHIED EIN LEBEN LANG (1999), VIELLEICHT HABE ICH GLÜCK GEHABT (2003)

Credits
  • Henriette Cejpek
  • Johannes Silberschneider
  • Maria Martina
  • Andreas Vitasek
  • Peter Turrini
  • Christian Berger
  • Karl Schlifelner
  • Susanne Schett
  • Angela Hareiter
Neue Studio Film
35 mm
Farbe
Mon 30 Oct
19:30
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV
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