Der Knochenmann

Der Knochenmann

Österreich 2008/2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Bone Man

Horvath has disappeared. The final leasing instalments on his car haven′t been paid and this is why he must be found. Brenner accepts his old friend Berti′s lousy assignment and sets off on a long journey into the country. A forwarding address leads him to a fast food restaurant where, every week, thousands of bony remains of Viennese breaded fried chicken are left behind. These leftovers are ground into bone meal and added to the chickenfeed of future generations of fried poultry.

No sooner does Brenner arrive on the scene than events come to a head. Horvath is still missing. So too is his car – although Brenner did at least catch a glimpse of it. Brenner begins to fall in love with kitchen manager Birgit, who is unfortunately married to the restaurant manager′s son. Brenner asks him to find out where the money goes that his Dad takes out of the till. It winds up in the hands of a prostitute in Bratislava – and in those of a pimp who is blackmailing the old man on account of a hushed up misdemeanour. The old restaurateur decides to add the pimp to his in-house food chain, and Brenner is asked to abduct the prostitute from Bratislava. No sooner does he return from his business trip, than things begin to get decidedly difficult for Brenner. The masked ball is in full swing at the village hall and the villagers – comfortably anonymous behind their masks – are letting it all hang out. Meanwhile, there′s lovemaking and murder going on down in the cellar. And then, all of a sudden, Berti appears. In the end there are corpses swinging in the cellar and wailing women – and Brenner′s just glad that he didn’t lose his head.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Director:Wolfgang Murnberger
Assistant director:Hanuš Polak jr.
Script supervisor:Alice Stengl
Screenplay:Josef Hader, Wolfgang Murnberger, Wolf Haas
based on:Wolf Haas (Roman)
Director of photography:Peter von Haller
Steadycam operator:Armin Golisano
Optical effects:Christoph Hierl
Still photography:Petro Domenigg
Gaffer:Manuel Nevosad
Set design:Andreas Donhauser (Szenenbild), Renate Martin (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Michaela Oppl
Costume design:Martina List, Christine Ludwig (Assistenz)
Editing:Evi Romen
Sound:Heinz Ebner
Sound assistant:Dietmar Zuson
Music performer:Sofa Surfers
  
Cast: 
Josef HaderBrenner
Josef BierbichlerLöschenkopf
Birgit MinichmayrGitti
Christoph LuserPauli
Simon SchwarzBerti
Dorka GryllusValeria
Pia HierzeggerAlexandra Horvath
Stipe ErcegIvgeniew
Ivan ShvedoffIgor
Edita Malovcic
  
Production company:DOR Film Produktionsgesellschaft mbH (Wien)
in association with:Österreichischer Filmföderungsfonds (Wien), Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen (Wien), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker
Unit production manager:Bernhard Schmatz
Location manager:Peter Muhr
Shoot:23.01.2008-14.03.2008: Niederösterreich, Steiermark, Wien
Original distributor:Majestic Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Length:3456 m, 126 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.12.2008, 116218, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 19.02.2009

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Originaltitel (AT) Der Knochenmann

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Length:3456 m, 126 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.12.2008, 116218, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 19.02.2009
 

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