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Filmfonds Wien

Overview
Works: 21 works in 26 publications in 4 languages and 2,085 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Fantasy films  Survival films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Filmfonds Wien
Die Fälscher = The Counterfeiters by Stefan Ruzowitsky( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 1,326 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
Darwin's nightmare by Hubert Sauper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biggest tropical lake on earth, source of the river Nile, is Lake Victoria in western Tanzania. Deep in the heart of Africa--said to be the birthplace of humankind--is ground zero for the post-colonial exploitation of Africa by the developed world and the forces of globalization. Westerners introduced Nile perch into the lake in the 1960s. In the years since, it ate everything in sight, decimated 213 separate species, destroyed thousands of years of evolution, and turned the world's largest tropical lake into a barren sinkhole. This film examines the chilling chain of causality linking this catastrophe to the Tanzanian fish-processing industry, which relies on the wholesale netting, stripping, and shipping of these fish, while delivering few economic benefits to the Tanzanian people
Import export by Ulrich Seidl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olga is a nurse from the Ukraine who only knows poverty. She searches for a better life in the West. Paul is an unemployed security guard from Austria who travels to the East in search of the same. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, and life. Olga comes from a place where unremitting poverty is the order of the day. Paul comes from a place where unemployment doesn't mean hunger, but a crisis of meaning and sense of uselessness. Both are struggling to believe in themselves and to find a meaning in life
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 )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman vacationing in the Austrian mountains discovers that she is separated from all human contact by an invisible barrier. With her loyal dog Lynx as her sole companion she undergoes an inward journey of growth and transcendence
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
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
Nacktschnecken = Slugs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Austrian low-budget comedy about three young pals who plan to earn money by shooting a hardcore porn movie
Böse Zellen = Free radicals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama which explores the intersection of chance and fate as seemingly unrelated residents of a suburban Austrian community become linked by a chain of circumstances
Operation Spring( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Operation Spring" was the name of a large-scale police action undertaken in Austria in 1999. It was the first action that made use of large-scale eavesdropping, and resulted in judicial proceedings against 120 persons. The filmmakers scrutinized the police procedural and surveillance methods, revealed inconsistencies in the evidence, and triggered a nationwide debate
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
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
Antares( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three couples living in the same housing complex on the outskirts of Vienna experience similar emotions but under very different circumstances
Poppitz( Visual )

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

In this black comedy, auto broker Gerry Schwartz learns during his holiday that an 'all-inclusive' vacation really does include everything. Even what he dared not dream in his worst nightmares
Crash Test Dummies( Visual )

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

"The opportunity to make some fast money by delivering a hot car moves Ana and Nicolae, a young couple from Romania, to take a bus from Bucharest to Vienna. After arriving they are told to be patient, their car is not ready yet. Ana wants to return, while Nicolae would rather forge on westward. Without any money, they are stuck in Vienna, and after a fight they split up which leads to encounters with various locals: Nicolae meets Dana, a 30-year-old travel agent who is full of life. Ana gets acquainted with Jan, a department store detective still suffering from the break-up with Rita, his ex-girlfriend across the hall. Martha, Jan's equally apathetic roommate, keeps her head above water as a human crash test dummy. Later, when Ana and Nicolae meet up again, their relationship is bathed in a new light." Written by Amour Fou Filmproduktion
Immer nie am Meer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three men (a depressed alcoholic, his brother-in-law, and an accordion-playing comedian) are trapped in their armoured Mercedes (made for Kurt Waldheim), when they go off the road after swerving to avoid a jogger. The story takes another turn when they are found by a young boy, who uses them as subjects of an experiment, instead of releasing them
We feed the world by Erwin Wagenhofer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A globe-trotting exposé of our modern agricultural system. From struggling fishermen and long-distance truckers, to agronomists and multi-national corporate executives. Presents a sobering portrait of the people who define the contemporary food industry, where the constant pursuit of profit takes precedence over the health of the workers, the hungry, and the environment. Reveals the distressing problems of the industrialized world food system and what world hunger has to do with us. Nearly 1 billion of the 7 billion people on Earth are starving, but the food produced could feed 12 billion people
Hermes Phettberg, Elender( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Kurt Palm interviews artist, author and comedian Hermes Phettberg (born Josef Fenz), and using archival photos, film and animation, profiles his life and career
The Wall by Eve Bunting( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 2 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
 
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