Feature Fiction Film

by Johanna Moder

A 2019, 104 min.

Written & Directed by: Johanna Moder
Written in collaboration with: Marcel Mohab, Manuel Rubey
Cinematography: Robert Oberrainer
Production Design: Martin Reiter & Johanna Hierzegger
Sound Design: Claus Benischke-Lang, Nils Kirchhoff, Manuel Meichsner
Costume Design: Veronika Albert
Make-up: Sam Dopona & Verena Eichtinger
Casting: Eva Roth
Editing: Karin Hammer
Producers: Oliver Neumann & Sabine Moser
Production: FreibeuterFilm

Julia Jentsch, Manuel Rubey, Aenne Schwarz, Marcel Mohab, Lena Tronina, Tambet Tuisk

With kind support by: Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, FISA – Filmstandort Austria, Niederösterreich, in Koproduktion mit Wega-Film

Austrian Distributor: Filmladen

Zurich International Film Festival 2019 – Prize of the ecumenical jury


Russian story depicts two urbane, liberal couples in their 30s who decide to help a Russian friend escape to Austria. Pavel, is in very real difficulties.
Though initially thrilled by this adventure, the Austrians soon find the very foundations of their friendships and relationships are threatened –
mainly because this kind of help can be understood in different ways, but also because the man they rescue refuses to behave as the helpers feel he should.


Born in Graz in 1979, lives in Vienna. Since 2001: student of direction at Filmakademie Wien.
Member of the ‘Gruppe Eigenbau vom Theater im Bahnhof’ and ‘Verein Gruppe Dagmar’
2001-2005: assistant director and script at several Austrian movies and documentaries
2005: Cinestyria movie scholarship
2008: ScriptLAB support of the Drehbuchforum Wien (‚screenplay forum‘) ‚Der ungelöste Fall‘ (‚The unsolved case‘)
2019 – Once were Rebels – Feature Film

2014 – High Performance – Feature Film

2009 – Party People (Part of the short film compilation: “Im Auto – Ein steirischer Episodenfilm”) – Short Film

2009 – Buffalo People (by The Base) – Music Clip

2008 – Mit Blick auf Wien (Part of the short film compilation: Eleven Minutes) – Short Film

2007 – Her mit dem schönen Leben – Short Film

2007 – Das 2. Vatikanum geht in Pension – Documentary

2007 – Not my Dog (von The Base) – Music Clip


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