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Image of movie Eine Million Kredit ist normal, sagt mein Großvater
Kinematografie: Österreich real

Eine Million Kredit ist normal, sagt mein Großvater

A million in debt is normal, says my grandfather
Gabriele Mathes
Austria 2006
22 min

A strike, a bankruptcy, a large-scale investment fraud – whether as crises of the market or collateral damage that has always been reckoned with: documentary film in Austria has always focused on the market and the ways in which it reveals itself. In SUDDENLY, A STRIKE, Josef Aichholzer and Ruth Beckermann describe the struggle of the workers in the Semperit factory, Traiskirchen in the late 1970s. In A MILLION IN DEBT IS NORMAL, SAYS MY GRANDFATHER, Gabriele Mathes traces the consequences of the decline of her father’s furniture factory via her family’s Super-8 footage, while Thomas Fürhapter reports on the spatiotemporal dissolution of the global market into an all-encompassing network in MICHAEL BERGER – A HYSTERIA. These acts of filmmaking not only record these conditions, they also serve as a counterpoint to them: by listening in solidarity, by looking again at the world closely, or by finding a cinematographic form of analysis, the films strip the market and its crises of abstraction and reconnects them to lived lives, real places, personal memories.

In the presence of Gabriele Mathes und Thomas Fürhapter.
This film will be shown as part of the screening  DIE KRISE IST DER MARKT.

  • Udo Somma
  • Gabriele Mathes
  • Hermann Lewetz
Gabriele Mathes
35 mm
Sat 22 Oct
Metro, Historischer Saal
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