FICTION

Exit - nur keine Panik

Exit - Do Not Panic

Franz Novotny
Kirchhoff has a petty bourgeoise dream of himself as a small entrepreneur. He wants to open a café with two pinball machines and a waitress, he wants to travel, spend money and have women friends who spoil him... After various experiences, Kirchhoff realizes that his dream will never come true... Vienna's underworld, mitigated by abuse, disturbed open-air sexual acts, gang wars in miniature and numerous fights. There is theft, robbery, and violence - 'action' is always en vogue. "Everything is done with style, the actors portray macho types, the camera smirks and lets one idea chase the other, and in the dialogue in jargon, the points whistle like the bullets of pistols in American gangster film." (Fritz Walden, "Arbeiterzeitung", November 7, 1980) Tragic-comedy about Kirchhoff, a consumer-orientated petty bourgois.
Technical Data
Running time: 105
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Otto M. Zykan
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1980
Credits
Director(s): Franz Novotny
Writer(s): Franz Novotny, Gustav Ernst
Cinematographer(s): Alfio Contini
Key cast: Hanno Pöschl, Paulus Manker, Isolde Barth, Eddie Constantine, Georg Nenning, Kurt Kren, Konrad Becker, Peter Turrini, Ernst Schmidt jr., Peter Patzak, Peter Weibel, Beatrice Frey
Producer: Franz Novotny
Producers: Günther Köpf