Northern Skirts

Barbara Albert
Austria, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Roman, Senad and Valentin, five young people of various ethnic backgrounds, meet in Vienna and share their lives, dreams and wishes for a short time. They all try to find their happiness in their own way. Either alone, in pairs of two, and occasionally in harmony, sometimes in conflict with themselves and sometimes in conflict with each other. Living on the north side of the city between temporary jobs, unwanted pregnancies, suppressed memories of the war in Yugoslavia, and the task of protecting Austria's border with force, these five young people try to give each other moral support and warmth. Though often clumsy in expressing themselves and their emotions, they are filled with the need to love and be loved until their lives take them in different directions.
Technical Data
Running time: 103
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Digital
Language spoken: German
Subtitles: English, Italian
Production year: 1999
Director(s): Barbara Albert
Writer(s): Barbara Albert
Cinematography: Christine A. Maier
Editing: Monika Willi
Key cast: Nina Proll, Edita Malovcic, Tudor Chirilá, Astrit Alihajdaraj, Michael Tanczos
Producers: Erich Lackner, Martin Hagemann (D), Rolf Schmid (CH)
Production company
Lotus-Film GmbH
Mollardgasse 85A / Stiege 1
1060 Vienna
tel:+43 1 786 33 87
zero film (D), Fama Film (CH)in cooperation with ZDF/arte, ORF, SRG/SF DRS
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