Ein wenig sterben

Dying Bit by Bit

Mansur Madavi
An old man is to be evicted from his home. He is the last tenant in an old house. He refuses to leave the flat in which he has passed his whole life. All appeals asking him to be 'reasonable' are of no use. And when he finally gets out his shotgun, the cops appear and use tear gas to drive him out of his flat. He is put into a straitjacket and carried out of the house as someone who's 'aggressive and always grousing'. 'The film is a bitter elegy for the unknown Vienna, seen with the eyes of an old man. A remarkable Austrian film.' (L'Unità, Italy)
Technical Data
Running time: 88
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Heinz Leonhardsberger
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1981
Director(s): Mansur Madavi
Writer(s): Mansur Madavi, Dieter Schrage
Cinematography: Mansur Madavi
Editing: Serge Sidi
Key cast: Alfred Solm, Maria Martina, Kurt Kosutic, Heribert Sasse, Inge Toifl, Axel Klingenberg
Producer: Mansur Madavi
Awards (selection): Premio Special del film d'autore (San Remo 1982)