2011 Oscar Selection, Austria
Nineteen-year-old Roman Kogler (Thomas Schubert) lives in a grim juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Vienna. After a series of disastrous job tryouts, his parole officer finds him a place driving a truck for the city morgue, working on the team that collects cadavers, a job that gives Roman a sense of purpose for the first time in his life. After a surprising turn of events on the job, Roman is compelled to seek out the birth mother who abandoned him as a child. The impressive writing/directing debut of actor Karl Markovics (THE COUNTERFEITERS). Best European Film, 2011 Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival; Official Selection, 2011 Karlovy Vary, Toronto Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR Karl Markovics; PROD Dieter Pochlatko, Nikolaus Wisiak. Austria, 2011, color, 90 min. In German with English subtitles. NOT RATED
Thu, Nov 10, 7:00; Sun, Nov 13, 5:45
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