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Österreichisches Filminstitut

Overview
Works: 42 works in 52 publications in 3 languages and 1,897 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Survival films  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Österreichisches Filminstitut
Die Fälscher = The Counterfeiters by Stefan Ruzowitsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones
Paradies. Paradise( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy tells the story of the overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. Melanie spends her summer vacation at a strict diet camp for overweight teenagers. Between physical education and nutrition counseling, pillow fights, and her first cigarette, Melanie falls in love with the camp director, a doctor 40 years her senior. As the doctor struggles with the guilty nature of his desire, Melanie had imagined her paradise differently
Im keller by Ulrich Seidl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary explores the dark underside of the human psyche with a look at basements fitted out as private domains for secrets and fetishes. No desire or proclivity is off limits to Seidl's camera, which takes in an opera-singing gunslinger, a Hitler-loving brass band, a hunter of exotic species and the passionate devotees of S&M with an equal measure of curiosity and compassion
Die Wand by Julian Pölsler( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from the rest of the world when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the Austrian countryside around the lodge in which she was staying. Assuming some cataclysmic event has killed everyone outside the wall, she is forced to find a way to survive alone with only her dog Lynx, a cat and a cow. When a lone man finally appears and kills her dog for no apparent reason, she is forced to kill him, perhaps condemning her from any further human companionship, she is left to contemplate life alone with only her remaining animals
Nordrand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, and Poland seek comfort in one another as they try to build new lives in Vienna
Our daily bread by Nikolaus Geyrhalter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds - a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society's standard of living ... a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part."--Container
Caché = Hidden by Michael Haneke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of anonymous videotapes and drawings unsettle a bourgeois family and as they get closer to solving the mystery of who is sending them, unpleasant secrets from the past rear their heads in a particularly extreme way
Hotel : von Jessica Hausner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman discovers that an old hotel hides some unexpected secrets in this psychological thriller. Irene (Franziska Weisz) is hired as a desk clerk at a luxury hotel in Austria following the disappearance of Eva Stein, who had previously held the position. Having moved to the city to take the job, Irene takes a room in the hotel for the meantime, and is eager to learn more about her new home and business, though her boss Kros (Peter Strauss) seems curiously guarded about what goes on at the hotel. Though Irene makes friends with some of the staff members, she still spends a great deal of her time trying to uncover the mysteries of the building, and when she discovers a pair of Eva Stein's glasses, she begins to wonder if the girl ever went missing at all or if she might still be on the premises somewhere
Himmel oder Hölle = Heaven or hell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich gelobe: "In a small army base at the Eastern border of Austria, a young recruit is trained to be a soldier to protect his country in case of war. He has to stay for 8 months and during this time he escapes in his own fantasy world."--Www.imdb.com
Slumming( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebastian and Alex, two young men with a lot of free time, live a life of visiting red-light bars and discos in order to meet people they would otherwise never meet. Kallman is a down and out poet living on the streets of Vienna, selling his poems and stealing to get money to buy alcohol. Alex and Kallman both discover how their lives change when they are transported to different surroundings, one involuntarily and one by choice
Müllers Büro by Niki List( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two private detectives find themselves entangled in criminal and sexual adventures, in a film that blends crime drama, comedy and musical styles
Muttertag( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical portrait (centering around the events of Mother's Day) of a lower middle class family living in a socialistic community of concrete and locked doors, where everybody tries to seclude himself and his dark secrets from everyone else
Kotsch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tragi-comedy follows four anti-heroes through everyday life. The scene: Fohnsdorf in 1999, the largest village in Austria, on a somewhat cloudy-gloomy field where they place advertisment posters for Viktor Klima, the FR chancellor. The protagonists: a group of young men and women, more or less lost in this place
In Schwimmen-zwei-Vögel = At Swim-Two-Birds( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a writer struggling to start a novel. In this 'bigger than life' story, the characters of the novel take on lives of their own
Die Ameisenstrasse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old tenement in Vienna houses an odd assortment of residents. When the owner dies, his nephew decides to evict them and sell for a quick profit. Faced with the loss of their homes, the characters band together together and take their fight to the end
Heile Welt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their names are Jolly, Ellie and Bolz. They wear skater clothes and backwards baseball caps. They steal bottles of vodka from the supermarket, get drunk in the park out of boredom and play cat and mouse with the police. Welcome to the world of three teenagers from Graz - between aggression and helplessness, tests of courage and macho-talk, they search for normality
Suzie Washington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nana is from Georgia, en route to America. During a stopover in Vienna her forged visa comes to light. Before she can be deported, she decides to go on the run. An odyssey through Austria is set in motion." www.imdb.com
Die Fälscher = The Counterfeiters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones
In 3 Tagen bist Du tot( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 3 days you're dead!" At first, Nina and her clique think this SMS is just a stupid joke. But no one is laughing when Nina's boyfriend is found tied to a concrete block at the bottom of a lake the next day. When another member of the group is savagely attacked everyone is paralyzed with dread. They're all on the murderers list. But why? Nina is the only one who discovers a mysterious clue leading to the brutal killer's identity. As the body count rises and the slaying become more and more vicious, still no-one believes her and time is running out ... - www.imdb.com
Caché( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges, who hosts a TV literary review, receives packages containing videos of himself with his family -- shot secretly from the street -- and alarming drawings whose meaning is obscure. He has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting that the sender has known Georges for some time. Georges feels a sense of menace hanging over him and his family but, as no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help
 
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