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Arman T. Riahi
»We attempted to include in the film the clichés from our lives and give them a plausible feeling. Clichés are always rooted in reality. You can work with them in a very exaggerated fashion, so they are experienced as unreal. But you can also approach clichés with respect.«
Arman T. Riahi about THE MIGRUMPIES
«Isolation is not a good solution.»
Inspired by an extraordinary teacher in a Vienna prison, in FOX IN A HOLE Arman T. Riahi tells the story of young people who have come into conflict with the law, a system that locks them up in order to rehabilitate them, and people who want to keep the teenager’s future open for them.
«You can also approach clichés with respect.»
In the media satire THE MIGRUMPIES the director and the leading actors juggle with clichés about immigrants, asking why the migrant background persists in the foreground over generations. Arman T. Riahi discusses his debut as a feature film director.