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When 50-year-old Georg loses his job as music critic with a Vienna newspaper he conceals the fact from his younger wife Johanna, who wants a child with him. Instead, he embarks upon a campaign of revenge against his former boss and begins to renovate a rollercoaster in the Wurstelprater amusement park along with an old school friend, Erich, who is also unemployed.
|Cinematographer(s):||Andreas Thalhammer, Xiaosu Han|
|Key cast:||Josef Hader, Pia Hierzegger, Jörg Hartmann, Georg Friedrich, Denis Moschitto|
|Producers:||Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka|
February 11, 2017Berlin (Competition)
|Awards (selection):||Best Editing + Prize for Innovative Production Services (Graz/Diagonale)|
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