Der Überfall

Hold Up

Tragic Comedy | 2000

Andreas is unemployed, divorced and at the end of his rope. His alimony is in arrears and he doesn‘t even have enough cash to buy his son a birthday present. His dispair leads him to a supermarket, which he plans to rob. Panic overcomes him before he can even draw the gun, and he flees into a nearby tailor shop. Once there, he threatens the tailor and his customer, ransacks the shop for cash and then realizes that he‘s boxed in.... in the meantime the supermarket really has been held-up, police have surrounded the house.
Trapped together in a tight space and under extreme stress, these three men struggle through a labyrinth of human behaviour, constantly wavering between the need of communication and taciturnity, brutality and sympathy, plain aggression and hidden meanness they develop an ambivalent friendship of exceptional intensity....

Director: Florian Flicker
Script: Susanne Freund
Florian Flicker
D.O.P.: Helmut Pirnat
Sound: Andreas Kopriva
Bernhard Weirather
Editing: Mona Willi
Music: Sam Auinger
Hannes Strobl
+ Nummern von David Byrne, The Lilac Time, Seelenluft u.a.
Production Design: Christoph Kanter
Costume Design: Martina List
Make up: Tatjana Krauskopf
Casting: Markus Schleinzer
Producer: Helmut Grasser
Production Company: Allegro Film
Cast: Roland Düringer
Josef Hader
Joachim Bißmeier
Ulrike Beimpold
Klaus Ortner u.a.
Technical data: 84 min. / Colour / German / S-35mm / 35mm, 1:2.35 (Cinemascope) / Dolby Digital SR
Festivals: Locarno Int'l Film Festival 2000 - in competition
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2000
Pusan Int'l Film Festival 2000
Seoul Film Festival 2000
Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival - in competition
Max-Ophüls-Preis/ Saarbrücken 2001 - in competition
Göteborg Int'l Film Festival 2001
Belgrad Film Festival 2001
Singapore Film Festival 2001
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2001 a.o.
Awards: Locarno Int'l Film Festival 2000: Leopard de bronze a l'ensemble des acteurs du film
Max-Ophüls-Preis 2001
Diagonale 2001: Best Ausrrian Feature Film a.o.
Funds: Austrian Film Institute
Vienna Film Fund
ORF Film/Television Agreement
State of Salzburg
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