Charms Zwischenfälle

Charms Incidents

Michael Kreihsl
The writer Juvacev is almost out of money. A homeless man has been sleeping in front of his door for quite some time. Juvacev spills hot water in the face of a guest and throws him out. He meets a woman. Their first date is a flop. The woman, who has abruptly gained weight, runs off. The following night Juvacev suddenly has a knife and a fork instead of two hands. The house keeper fills his mouth with butter and goes off selling it. The wife of a professor lures Juvacev into her flat and models her stockings for him. At school, the professor holds a lecture on a fish, actually about a person called Patrulev, or more precisely, about this person's daughter. Two of the three wise man search Juvacev's room and take along some writings. The professor is poisoned by a woman doctor for experimental reasons, Juvacev is beaten by police officers, the professor's wife receives a package containing the urn of her husband. The homeless man moves into Juvacev's room. End.
Technical Data
Running time: 88
Format: Super-16 mm (blow-up 35 mm)
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Heinz Ebner, Otmar Klein, Wolfgang Staribacher
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1996
Director(s): Michael Kreihsl
Writer(s): Michael Kreihsl (based on the works by Daniil Charms)
Cinematography: Oliver Bokelberg
Editing: Andrea Wagner, Michael Kreihsl
Key cast: Johannes Silberschneider, Wolfgang Hübsch, Ela Piplits, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Ulrich Tukur, Roswitha Soukup, Justus Neumann, Karl Ferdinand Kratzl, Johann Adam Oest
Producer: Veit Heiduschka
Production company
WEGA Filmproduktion
Hägelingasse 13
1140 Vienna
tel:+43 1 982 57 42