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Andrea lässt sich scheiden
Andrea gets a divorce
Andrea, a policewoman in a rural area, has resolved to move on from her unhappy marriage with the help of a transfer to St. Pölten, where she will take up a new position as a CID inspector. As she drives home after a birthday party she has no chance of stopping when her not-yet-divorced husband suddenly appears in front of her, drunk. In a state of shock, Andrea flees the scene… only to discover to her horror the following day that someone else has accepted responsibility: Franz, who teaches religion at a local school and is a recovering alcoholic. He is convinced that he ran over the victim, and so is everyone else in the village. While Franz starts drinking again, staggering steadily towards utter ruin, Andrea applies herself to the task of eliminating all traces of her guilt.
|Josef Hader, Florian Kloibhofer
|Birgit Minichmayr, Josef Hader, Thomas Schubert, Robert Stadlober, Thomas Stipsits, Branko Samarovski, Maria Hofstätter, Marlene Hauser
|Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka
First Berlinale announcements with new films at the Panorama and Forum
The 74th Berlinale Film Festival has unveiled first titels: Josef Hader’s second feature film ANDREA GETS A DIVORCE will celebrate its world premiere at the Berlinale Panorama. Anja Salomonowitz returns to the Forum with SLEEPING WITH A TIGER, a portrait dedicated to Austrian painter Maria Lassnig. Alexander Horwath will present his directorial debut HENRY FONDA FOR PRESIDENT, a personal essay on the United States.
74th Berlinale with five Austrian world premieres
It’s such a pleasure to share an amazing line-up for the 74th Berlinale! No less than 5 films to celebrate their world premiere:
- Competition: THE DEVIL’S BATH by Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
- Encounters: FAVORITEN by Ruth Beckermann
- Panorama: ANDREA GETS A DIVORCE by Josef Hader
- Forum: HENRY FONDA FOR PRESIDENT by Alexander Horwath
- Forum: SLEEPING WITH A TIGER by Anja Salomonowitz
«Stupid coincidences and messy lives.»
Andrea really tried her best: a police career in her own village, a husband with a penchant for strong liqueur, a mother-in-law under the same roof and a father in the early stages of dementia. She was willing to make every compromise to create a life for herself in the countryside. Until at some point, enough is enough – and this is when fate steps in. In his second feature film, ANDREA GETS A DIVORCE, Josef Hader tells the story of a provincial existence where there’s no escape from the flat landscapes and low houses.