Feature Fiction Film

by Sebastian Meise
A 2011, 77 min.

Director: Sebastian Meise
Written by: Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise
Based on the original story by: Thomas Reider
Casting: Eva Roth
Cinematography: Gerald Kerkletz
Production Design: Katharina Wöppermann, Anja Ronacher
Costume Design: Katharina Wöppermann
Make up: Verena Eichtinger
Sound: Klaus Kellermann
Editing: Julia Drack
Music: Soap&Skin
Sound Editing: Stefan Rosensprung
Sound Mixing: Bernhard Maisch
Production Management: Christine Schwarzinger
Executive Producer: Sabine Moser
Producers: Oliver Neumann, Erich Lackner, Thomas Pridnig, Peter Wirthensohn
Production: FreibeuterFilm in Koproduktion mit Lotus-Film

Fritz Hörtenhuber
: Vater
Christoph Luser: Bernhard
Daniela Golpashin: Lydia
Roswitha Soukup: Mutter
Anja Plaschg: Carmen

With kind support by: Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen,
Kultur Niederösterreich, Das Land Steiermark Kultur

Austrian Distributor: Stadtkino

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Donostia Zinemaldia Festival de San Sebastian 2011 – Special Jury Mention
Diagonale 2012 – Best Feature Film
Thomas Pluch Prize 2012
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012
Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis 2012
San Fracisco Indiefest 2012
Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg 2012
Febio Filmfest Prag 2012
Dallas International Film Festival 2012
Bozner Filmtage 2012
IndieLisboa 2012
Viennale 2011
Brussels Film Festival 2012
Bildrausch Film Fest Basel 2012
Taipei Film Festival 2012
Exground Filmfest 2012
European Film Forum Scanorma 2012
23. Ljubljana International Film Festival
53. Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival 2012
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2012
Crime and Punishment Festival 2012
Reykjavík International Film Festival 2012
Filmfest Oldenburg 2012
Cologne Conference 2012


A father pays prostitutes to play the role of his own daughter. The shocking revelation concerning his long-secret obsession tears up the family’s delicate fabric. The son blames himself, and he resolves to find out whether his father ever acted on his fantasies, while his sister wants to sort out her memories on her own. Despite her uncertainties, their mother’s reaction leaves no question as to what she thinks. The father ultimately has to find a way of coping with his shame and feelings of guilt.


Sebastian Meise is an Austrian director and screenwriter. His acclaimed debut feature film STILL LIFE premiered at San Sebastian IFF and won several awards such as Best Feature Film at Diagonale Film Festival. His documentary film OUTING was presented at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.
His latest feature film GREAT FREEDOM with German shooting star Franz Rogowski and Berlinale Silver bear awardee Georg Friedrich in the leading roles had its world premiere in the Official Selection Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival 2021 where it won the Prix du Jury.
The film was also awarded with the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film and for Best Actor Georg Friedrich, as well as with the CICAE Arthouse Award.
He co-founded the Vienna based production company FreibeuterFilm.


FILMOGRAPHY (selection)

2021 – GREAT FREEDOM – Fiction Feature Film
Offical Selection Un Certain Regard Prix du Jury Un Certain Regard, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor Georg Friedrich, CICAE Arthouse Award

2012 – OUTING – Documentary
Hot Docs Toronto

2011 –  STILL LIFE –  Fiction Feature Film
Diagonale 2012 – Grand prize feature, Thomas Pluch appreciation award

2006 – DAEMONEN – Shortfilm – Based on the play by Lars Norén

2005 – RANDOM – Shortfilm
festivals (selection): DokumentART Neubrandenburg 05 and Cork Filmfestival 06

2003 – PRISES DE VUES – Shortfilm
festivals & awards (selection):International Filmfestival Venice 03, Best film by newcomer Diagonale 2003

Thomas Reider is an Austrian screenwriter, script consultant and filmmaker. He is a close collaborator of Sebastian Meise (STILL LIFE, OUTING, GREAT FREEDOM). Further credits include the script for the TV miniseries (TSCHUSCHEN: POWER) and he also directed the documentaries ZORN, OUTING and DER GELDMACHER.
He wrote the screenplay for the award-winning TV movie SCHILLINGS FROM HEAVEN (dir. Urs Egger) that won amongst others the Golden Romy for best TV film. His cinematic work has been presented at renown festivals such as Cannes, Venice and San Sebastian.

FILMOGRAPHY (selection)
2021 – GREAT FREEDOM – Fiction Feature Film (dir: Sebastian Meise)
Festival & Prizes Selection: Offical Selection Un Certain RegardPrix du Jury Un Certain Regard, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor Georg Friedrich, CICAE Arthouse Award

2019 – DER GELDMACHER – TV Documentary (dir: Thomas Reider)

2018 – SHILLINGS FROM HEAVEN – TV Film(dir: Urs Egger)
Golden Romy Best TV Film

2012 – OUTING – Documentary  (dir: Sebastian Meise & Thomas Reider)
Hot Docs Toronto

2011 – STILL LIFE – Fiction Feature Film (dir: Sebastian Meise)
Diagonale 2012 – Grand prize feature, Thomas Pluch appreciation award

2008 – TSCHUSCHEN:POWER – TV Show  (dir: Jakob M. Erwa)

2004 – ZORN – TV Documentary (dir: Thomas Reider)


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