Austrian films with English subtitles

Currently:
DES TEUFELS BAD by Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz
RICKERL by Adrian Goiginger

Upcoming:
FAVORITEN by Ruth Beckermann
THE VILLAGE NEXT TO PARADISE by Mo Harawe
 

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Director
Mo Harawe
Cast
Ahmed Ali Farah, Anab Ahmed Ibrahim, Ahmed Mohamoud Salleban, Axmen Cali Faarax, Canab Axmed Ibraahin
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In a windy Somali village, a newly assembled family must navigate between their different aspirations and the complex world surrounding them. Love, trust and resilience will power them through their life paths.

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Director
Ruth Beckermann
Cast
İlkay İdiskut
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Favoriten is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Vienna and the starting point of Ruth Beckermann’s latest documentary, in which she accompanies a class of pupils from the age of seven to ten. Their ambitious teacher, Ilkay, is determined to create an inclusive, supportive and safe environment for the kids. The majority of children don’t speak German at home, some families are wounded by war experience and many face discrimination. Despite few resources from the educational system, Ilkay gently navigates her class through daily adventures, defeats and victories.

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Director
Kat Rohrer
Cast
Caroline Peters, Proschat Madani, Anton Noori, Gohar Nurbachsch, Nicole Ansari-Cox, Allegra Tinnefeld, Heikko Deutschmann, Rafael Haider, Barbara Spitz
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Marie Theres is a perfectly assimilated German in Vienna. She is a good wife to her husband Alexander, an understanding mother to her teenage daughter and a successful and respected doctor, who cares deeply about her patients. One day her perfect life falls apart: her husband leaves, her daughter rebels, she makes mistakes at the hospital and her friends abandon her. Then she meets Fa, a self-confident Iranian woman. The two fall in love with each other and Marie Theres starts to learn to put her own needs and wants first.

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Director
Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
Cast
Anja Plaschg, Maria Hofstätter, David Scheid, Natalija Baranova, Claudia Martini, Lukas Walcher, Agnes Lampl, Camilla Schilien, Lorenz Tröbinger
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18th century Austria. Villages surrounded by deep forests. A woman is sentenced to death after killing a baby. Agnes is marrying her loved one and candidly prepares herself for a spouse life. Soon after, her head and heart start to feel heavy. Day after day, she is increasingly trapped in a murky and lonely path leading to evil thoughts. Maybe not just thoughts…

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Director
Adrian Goiginger
Cast
Voodoo Jürgens, Agnes Hausmann, Ben Winkler, Nicole Beutler, Simon Morzé, Linde Prelog, Alina Schaller, Elisa Schlott, Patrick Seletzky
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Erich „Rickerl“ Bohacek is a likeable loser who on the one hand tries to build up a music career and on the other still wants to be a good father for his little son.

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Director
Anja Salomonowitz
Cast
Birgit Minichmayr, Johannes Silberschneider, Saladin Dellers, Carl Achleitner, Max Ortner, Lukas Thomas Watzl, Oskar Haag, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg
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Sleeping with a Tiger is a hybrid film about the Austrian painter Maria Lassnig. A film about her struggle in the male dominated art world and the quest to find her own personal artistic way of expression in which she brings her inner pain on canvas. And of course a film about her great artistic success.

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Director
Dieter Berner
Cast
Emily Cox, Valentin Postlmayr, Gerhard Kasal, Mehmet Ateşçi, Marcello De Nardo, Wilfried Hochholdinger, Cornelius Obonya, Roland Koch, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg
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In spring 1912 recently widowed Alma Mahler, "Grande Dame" of Vienna's high society gets involved with the "Enfant Terrible" of Vienna's art scene, Oskar Kokoschka. After some time their affair, the lust and desire for one another starts threatening both of their existence to the extent of no return.

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Director
Ulrich Seidl
Cast
Georg Friedrich, Florentina Elena Pop, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Marius Ignat, Octavian-Nicolae Cocis
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Ewald moved to Romania years ago. Now in his 40s, he seeks a fresh start. Leaving his girlfriend, he moves to the hinterland. With young boys from the area, he transforms a decaying school into a fortress. The children enjoy a new, carefree existence. But the distrust of the villagers is soon awoken. And Ewald is forced to confront a truth he has long suppressed. Sparta is the brother film to Rimini, and the conclusion of Ulrich Seidl's diptych about the inescapability of the past and the pain of finding yourself.

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Director
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
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A film about our garbage that is found in the most remote areas and about the people who try to dispose of it. Not only in the sea and on coasts, also in the Arctic, the jungle, high up on the mountains and deep inside the desert, garbage is found almost everywhere in various forms and dimensions, sometimes as whole car wrecks, old TV sets or simply construction rubble, but mostly in the form of disintegrated plastic particles a few millimetres in size. Humanity has handed out its visiting cards thoroughly.
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Director
Katharina Mückstein
Cast
Maisha Auma, Persson Perry Baumgartinger, Astrid Biele Mefebue, Nikita Dhawan, Christoph May, Sigrid Schmitz, Franziska Schutzbach, Rona Torenz, Paula Villa Braslavsky
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Feminism WTF is an international Topic Documentary on feminism and gender equality. The film reflects on current debates and analyses the potential of intersectional feminism to profoundly change our future societies.
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Director
Adrian Goiginger
Cast
Simon Morzé, Karl Markovics, Pit Bukowski, Karola Niederhuber, Marko Kerezovic, Joseph Stoisits, Maximilian Echtinger, Joshua Bader, Stan Steinbichler
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At the beginning of World War II an introverted young soldier finds a wounded fox cub who he looks after like it was his own child and takes with to the occupied France. Through this strange friendship with the animal his own past, from which he has always run away, slowly catches up with him.

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Director
Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
Cast
Vera Gemma, Daniel De Palma, Sebastian Dascalu, Asia Argento, Annamaria Ciancamerla
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Vera lives in the shadow of her famous father. Tired of her superficial life and relationships, she drifts through Roman high society. When she injures a child in a traffic accident in the suburbs, she forms an intense relationship with an eight- year-old boy and his father. But soon she must realize that also in this world she is only an instrument for others.

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Director
David Wagner
Cast
Gerhard Liebmann, Luka Dimic, Joshua Jagersberger, Julia Koschitz, Anton Noori, Christopher Schärf, Karl Fischer, Lion Tatzber
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Vice Lieutenant Eismayer is the most feared trainer and model macho in the Austrian Military and lives as a gay man in secret. When he falls in love with a young, openly gay soldier, his world gets turned upside down. Based on real events.

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Director
Marie Kreutzer
Cast
Vicky Krieps, Colin Morgan, Finnegan Oldfield, Tamás Lengyel, Jeanne Werner, Aaron Friesz, Ivana Urban, Alma Hasun, Katharina Lorenz
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Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, ‘Sisi’ celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elizabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna.

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Director
Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer, Christian Kermer, Roland Schrotthofer
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Marko Feingold (1913 – 2019) was arrested soon after the Nazis seized power and survived six years during the reign of terror in various concentration camps. After the liberation he built up a new existence for himself in Austria, and throughout his long life he never tired of raising his voice to warn against forgetting or denying that period.

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Director
Ulrich Seidl
Cast
Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux, Claudia Martini, Georg Friedrich
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Richie Bravo, once upon a time a successful pop star, chases after his faded fame in wintry Rimini. Trapped between permanent intoxication and concerts for busloads of tourists, his world starts to collapse when his adult daughter breaks into his life.

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Director
C.B. Yi
Cast
Kai Ko, J.C. Lin, Zeng Meihuizi, Bai Yufan, Qiheng Sun, Yan-Ze Lu, Daphne Low, Chen Mu, Teng-Hui Huang
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Fei works as a "moneyboy" – which earns him a lot of money, since prostitution is illegal in China. It gives him a way to support his family financially. The experienced moneyboy Xiaolai takes Fei under his wing.

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Director
Sebastian Meise
Cast
Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn, Fabian Stumm, Daniel Wagner, Andreas Patton, Alfred Hartung, Thomas Stecher
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Hans Hoffmann is gay during a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Germany and Austria. Nevertheless he continues his quest for freedom and love, even if he finds it in the most unusual places.

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Director
Evi Romen
Cast
Thomas Prenn, Noah Saavedra, Josef Mohamed, Hannes Perkmann, Kida Khodr Ramadan
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Mario, a young dancer living in a small village has to face the loss of his beloved best friend Lenz, victim of an attack in a gay club.

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Director
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Cast
Kurt Girk, Alois Schmutzer
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A love letter to Vienna in the 1960s, and simultaneously a genre film of Austrian postwar history. Viennese folk song singers Kurt Girk and Alois Schmutzer talk about their lives in the Viennese underworld – for which they endured long jail sentences.

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Director
Hubert Sauper
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Cuba is well known as a so-called time capsule. The place where the New World was discovered has become both a romantic vision and a warning. With ongoing global cultural and financial upheavals, large parts of the world could face a similar kind of existence.

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Director
Erwin Wagenhofer
Cast
Documentary with Kenny Werner, Barbara Graf, Erich Graf
Plot Outline

In his new film, Erwin Wagenhofer is looking for the good and beautiful in this world.

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Director
Karl Markovics
Cast
Heinz Trixner, Simone Fuith, Borhanulddin Hassan Zader, Sven Sorring, Julia Schranz
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A grumpy old white man enlists the help of an Afghani migrant to bury his dead dog, and as the two dredge through prejudices to find common ground, their day takes an unexpected turn.

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Director
Christian Frosch
Cast
Karl Fischer, Alexander E. Fennon, Erni Mangold, Karl Markovics, Franz Buchrieser, Luc Feit, Paulus Manker, Inge Maux, Susi Stach, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg
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Based on original records from the 1963 ten-day trial of Austrian former SS officer Franz Murer, whose sadism in the Lithuanian ghetto earned him the label the ‘Butcher from Vilnius’, director Christian Frosch restages the vivid testimonies, World Jewish Congress conspiracy theories and unruly behind-the-scenes machinations of the case with an aptly titled ‘anatomical’ intensity.
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Director
Ruth Beckermann
Cast
Kurt Waldheim
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Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election.

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Director
Werner Boote
Cast
Werner Boote, Kathrin Hartmann, Noam Chomsky, Raj Patel
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Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone! A popular and dangerous lie. In his new documentary film, Werner Boote shows us, together with environmental expert Kathrin Hartmann, how we can protect ourselves. Down with green lies!

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Director
Barbara Albert
Cast
Maria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Susanne Wuest, Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm, Theresa Martini, Julia Pointner, Attila Beke, Thomas Anton
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18th century Vienna. The true story of Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player and close friend of Mozart’s, who lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, the Paradis entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a forward-thinking-physician who gives her the care and attention that she requires. With the doctor’s innovative techniques of magnetism, Maria slowly recovers her sight. But this miracle comes at a price as the woman progressively starts to lose her gift for music.

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Director
Adrian Goiginger
Cast
Verena Altenberger, Jeremy Miliker, Lukas Miko, Michael Pink, Michael Fuith, Reinhold G. Moritz, Philipp Stix, Georg Veitl, Gabriel Marian Skowerski
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Based on true events, seven year old Adrian is growing up in the underground drug scene of Salzburg, usually famous for culture and classical music. His mother Helga is torn between her drug addiction and her love for her son. Despite of this Adrian has a happy childhood, the best of all worlds. But it is tested to the limit when the authorities and child welfare services find out about Helga's addiction.

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Director
Michael Haneke
Cast
Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Fantine Harduin, Dominique Besnehard, Nabiha Akkari, Jackee Toto, Hassam Ghancy, Franck Andrieux
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A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

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Director
Josef Hader
Cast
Josef Hader, Georg Friedrich, Crina Semciuc, Denis Moschitto, Jörg Hartmann, Nora von Waldstätten, Pia Hierzegger
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When Georg loses his job, he conceals the fact from his younger wife Johanna, who wants a child with him. Instead, he embarks upon a campaign of revenge against his former boss and begins to renovate a roller-coaster an old school friend.

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Director
Dieter Berner
Cast
Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Larissa Aimée Breidbach
Plot Outline

At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him - his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably Schiele's one true love, immortalized in his famous painting 'Death and the Maiden'. Schiele's radical paintings scandalize Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional.