Barbara Eders BLICK IN DEN ABGRUND, Caspar Pfaundlers GEHEN AM STRAND, Stefan Ruzowitzkys DAS RADIKAL BÖSE
and Houchang Allahyaris ROBERT TARANTINO are celebrating their international premiere at the Hof film festival. Another
four Austrian films are on the program of the Hof International Film Festival: FOREVER NOT ALONE, MARTAS KOFFER, OKTOBER NOVEMBER,
DAS HAUS MEINES VATERS
BLICK IN DEN ABGRUND by Barbara Eder (Prisma Film)
Their job is to investigate the dark minds of serial killers, terrorists and rapists. While fictional stories of criminal
profilers fascinate mass audiences, their professional reality entails an enormous psychological burden. The film portraits
top profilers from the USA, Finland, South Africa, and Germany at their daily routine and when it comes to the challenge of
living a normal life. How can you enjoy life, when you deal with the worst excesses of human beings day after
GEHEN AM STRAND by Caspar Pfaundler (nanookfilm)
Anja has retreated to finish her masters thesis. As much as she tries, she is stuck in her work. This situation seems
to repeat itself with her relationship to her boyfriend Paul. When her grandmother dies and the family gathers at the funeral
in The Hague, Anja flees to the seafront. Walking the beach she feels her solitude and starts to see herself in a different
DAS RADIKAL BÖSE by Stefan Ruzowitzky (docMovie (D), Aichholzer Filmproduktion (A))
How do normal young men turn into mass murderers? Why do respectable family men kill women, children and babies, day in and
day out, for years? Why do so few of them refuse to follow orders, although they are given the option? Using a stylistically
innovative approach, Stefan Ruzowitzkys nonfiction-drama Radical Evil tells of the systematic shooting of Jewish civilians
by German death squads in Eastern Europe and searches for the root of evil.
ROBERT TARANTINO by Houchang Allahyari (Allahyari Filmproduktion)
A humorous movie about the life and work of a young filmmaker calling himself Robert Tarantino. As a rebel without a
crew and against all odds, he tries to shoot a trash-horrormovie. The employment center wants him to work as a cleaner
in public restrooms, but without any budget he starts to make his film, The Vienna Blood Massacre.
FOREVER NOT ALONE by Mona Art and Caroline Bobek
Alice, Helene, Maira, Nani, Selin + Vera live in Vienna, they are 14 and best friends. This friendship is the most important
thing in their lives. But as boys and parties begin to play a major role and the end of their schooldays is looming closer
and closer, the girls have to face the question of what friendship is and how much it can withstand.
DAS HAUS MEINES VATERS by Ludwig Wüst (film-pla.net)
A man is sleeping in a car. A woman brings him coffee. My Father´s House begins abruptly and takes its time in filling us
in on the relationship of the two to each other, why the man and his Mercedes have been left stranded in the blossoming meadow,
and why he can´t see the bright, shining summer.
MARTAS KOFFER by Günter Schwaiger (Günter Schwaiger Filmproduktion, mosolov-p (E))
Marta suffered years ago the brutal assault of her ex-husband and was about to die. Now her attacker has been released from
prison and she is sure he will try again. In her home, where she hides, she shows us her day to day struggle to overcome the
trauma and fear. Harald, psychotherapists consulting to men MännerWelten helps violent men to leave male
violence and analyzes the possible causes. The testimony of one of these men takes us into the deepness of his violence.
OKTOBER NOVEMBER by Götz Spielmann
Two sisters and their aged father are reunited in their family home, a former village inn. They have grown estranged over
the years and this meeting slowly and inevitably brings to light the conflict between these so dissimilar women. Also their
father is aware that time is short to reveal a secret.