Aufzeichnungen aus der Unterwelt

Notes From the Underworld

Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Rainer Frimmel

There is unrest in the milieu of the Viennese underworld of the 1960s. In a controversial trial the singer Kurt Girk and his legendary friend Alois have to pay for their proximity to the illegal card game "Stoss" with long prison sentences. The charismatic protagonists tell us about this time from a perspective never shown before. A love letter to a past Vienna that is also a social portrait of post-war Austria.

Technical Data
Running time: 115
Format: Super-16mm, digital
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2020
Director(s): Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, Rainer Frimmel
Writer(s): Rainer Frimmel
Cinematography: Rainer Frimmel
Editing: Tizza Covi
Key cast: Kurt Girk, Alois Schmutzer
Producers: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
February 23, 2020
Berlin (Panorama)
Awards (selection): Berlinale Documentary Award Special Mention (Berlin), Special Jury Award of the Albar Competition (Gijon), Best Austrian Documentary Film + Kodak Analogue Film Prize (Graz/Diagonale), Austrian Film Award: Best Documentary Film
Production company
Vento Film
Leitermayergasse 33/20
1180 Vienna
tel:+43 1 406 03 92