TV Movie

by Urs Egger
Written by Thomas Reider

A/G/CH/IT-BZ 2018, 95 min.

Director: Urs Egger
Written by: Thomas Reider
Cinematography: Lukas Strebel
Editing: Oliver Neumann
Sound: Thomas Szabolcs
Production Design: Rudolf Czettel
Costume Design: Birgit Hutter
Production Management: Karin Schmatz
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko, Jakob Pochlatko, Arno Ortmair, Oliver Neumann
Produced by: epo-film in co-production with Film-Line and FreibeuterFilm, with the ORF, BR, ARTE, SRF Schweiz, Rai Südtirol.

Karl Markovics: Michael Unterguggenberger
Verena Altenberg: Rosa Unterguggenberger
Aaron Friesz: Michi Unterguggenberger
Gerhard Liebmann: Johann Lenk
Andreas Lust: Anton Walder
Harald Windisch: Georg Staba

With kind support by: Fernsehfonds Austria, FFF Bayern, Cine Tirol, Land Niederösterreich, Creative Europe Media.

Kurier Romy – Best TV-feature film 2019
Fernsehpreis für Erwachsenenbildung in der Kategorie Spielfilm 2019
Prix Europa 2019 – 2. place Best TV-feature film



The MIRACLE OF WÖRGL is the true story of a mayor in Tyrol during the 1930s, Michael Unterguggenberger, who responded to the worldwide economic crisis with a daring experiment.
Inspired by the Wära in Bavaria, an alternative currency, he simply started printing his own money in an attempt to resolve the deficit in the town’s budget and stimulate
the stagnant local economy.


Urs Egger, born 1955 in Bern. Is one of the most experienced and renowned directors of TV prime time movies in german speaking countries. Er studied directing
at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Shot over 40 Films and was awarded several prizes (e.g. Adolf-Grimme-Prize, German TV Movie Award, Romy Award for the best film).


1978 –  Eiskalte Vögel – Short Film

1980 – Go West, Young Man – Short Film

1990 – Tatort – Howalds Fall – TV Movie

1994 – Die Kommissarin – TV Serial

1995 – Der Tourist – TV Movie

1996 – Die Halbstarken – TV Movie

1998 – Opernball – TV Movie

2002 –  Eva Blond – Das Buch der Beleidigungen – TV Movie

2003 – Die Rückkehr des Tanzlehrers – TV Movie

2003 – Berlin – Eine Stadt sucht den Mörder – TV Movie

2004 –  Der Mörder meines Vaters – TV Movie

2006 – An die Grenze – TV Movie

2007 – Erlkönig – TV Movie

2008 – Das jüngste Gericht – TV Movie

2009 – Böses Erwachen – TV Movie

2010 – Kennedys Hirn – TV Movie

2010 – Wolfsfährte – TV Movie

2011 – Restrisiko – TV Movie

2013 – Krokodil – TV Movie

2014 – Der letzte Kronzeuge – Flucht in die Alpen – TV Movie

2014 – Eine Liebe für den Frieden – Bertha von Suttner und Alfred Nobel – TV Movie

2014 – Der Fall Bruckner – TV Movie

2015 – Die Seelen im Feuer – TV Movie

2015 – Der Bankraub – TV Movie

2016 – Gotthard – TV Movie

2017 – Der Sohn – Fernsehfilm

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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