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KILL DADDY GOODNIGHT

Germany / Austria, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Vengeance Is Mine)

Director: Michael Glawogger

A post-modern faux-thriller about obsession, guilt and wanting to ‘off' your dad.

Irascible and lazy, Rupert ‘Ratz' Kramer is a 35-year-old slacker who plays out his patricidal fantasies through the development of a violent computer game. A chance call from an old flame sends him to New York, where he hopes to sell his creation to a games company, but instead becomes embroiled in events that begin to pose increasingly uncomfortable moral questions.

Part thriller, part psychological family drama, part exploration of German-Austrian war guilt, this film from Michael Glawogger (Slumming and Workingman's Death, MIFF 06) defies categorisation.

Adapted from the novel Das Vaterspiel by Josef Haslinger.

D/S Michael Glawogger P Christine Ruppert WS Celluloid Dreams L German w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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SLUMMING

Austria/Switzerland, 2006
Veteran documentary filmmaker Michael Glawogger's fiction feature Slumming, which premiered in competition at the Berlin, is a finely crafted, provocative work. Viennese rich kid Sebastian (August Di… More »

WORKINGMAN'S DEATH

Austria/Germany, 2005
Won the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival. ... What would you be prepared to do to earn a living? Michael Glawogger's eye-opening documentary focuses on the extremes to which people will go … More »

MEGACITIES

Austria/Switzerland, 1998
Bombay. Mexico City, Moscow, New York. These four 'megacities' have populations of between eight and 24 million people, numbers unprecedented in human history. Austrian documentary maker Michael Glaw… More »

WHORES' GLORY

Austria, 2010
“Everyone believes they know something about prostitution, particularly when he or she has never been to a brothel.” - Michael Glawogger ... Director Michael Glawogger takes us on a global tour o… More »

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