Risiken und Nebenwirkungen

Risks and Side Effects

Michael Kreihsl

A routine check-up reveals that the Pilates trainer Kathrin is suffering from kidney disease and needs a transplant. Her husband Arnold is a successful architect in the middle of a large project and is afraid of donating one of his kidneys. Götz, a friend of the couple's, would undergo the operation immediately if it means saving Kathrin's life - even though this causes problems with his partner Diana. Confronted by issues of life and death, the fragility of the relationships within and between the couples is laid bare. Eventually, the question can no longer be avoided: what is true love?

Technical Data
Running time: 92
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:2.35
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2021
Director(s): Michael Kreihsl
Writer(s): Michael Kreihsl based on the play Die Niere by Stefan Vögel
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler
Editing: Andrea Wagner
Key cast: Inka Friedrich, Samuel Finzi, Pia Hierzegger, Thomas Mraz
Producers: Jakob Pochlatko, Dieter Pochlatko
June 11, 2021
Graz (Diagonale)
Production company
epo-film Produktionsges.m.b.H
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