ONE OF US @ DER NEUE HEIMATFILM

August 18, 2016

ONE OF US will be screened at the 29. Freistädter Filmfestival 2016 “Der neue Heimatfilm” in Freistadt, Austria.

The Festival takes place from August 24th till August 28th 2016.
Find here the screening date:

August 26th 2016, 06:30pm, Lokalbühne Freistadt, Kino 1

ONE OF US @ VOLXKINO!

August 9, 2016

ONE OF US will be screened at VOLXKINO!

August 12th 2016, 08:30 pm
Ocwirkgasse 13, 1210 Vienna

Free admission!

Synopsis

A huge supermarket is the only meeting point for 14-year old Julian and his newly met friends. Fresh emotions of brotherhood, affection and thrill encourage their wish to break out of suburban boredom. One night, Julian and his pal Marko break into the supermarket full of promising products. A moment of childish freedom ends abruptly in a moment of harsh grown-up reality.

A story inspired by true events.

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Crew

Director & Screenplay: Stephan Richter
Cinematography/DOP: Enzo Brandner
Casting: Rita Waszilovics
Production Design: Julia Oberndorfinger & Christine Dosch
Costume Design: Monika Buttinger
Make-up Artist: Uschi Filipp
Sound: Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Editing: Andreas Wodraschke, Julia Drack
Music: Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander
Sound Design: Rudolf Gottsberger
Sound Editing: Cosmix Studios
Production Management: Christine Schwarzinger, Louis Oellerer
Producer: Arash T. Riahi & Karin C. Berger

Cast

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Jack Hofer

Julian

After performing at various theatre plays and starring in the short film SWEAT (Iris Blauensteiner) ONE OF US is Jack Hofer’s first feature film.


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Simon Morzé

Marko

Simon Morzé has been acting since he was 9. He is known for the popular TV series FAST FORWARD (Andreas Kopriva, Michi Riebl), THE DECISION (Nikolaus Leytner) and HANNA’S DECISION (Friedemann Fromm). As the son of famous Austrian theatre actress Petra Morzé he found it natural to love acting.


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Christopher Schaerf

Victor

Christopher Schaerf is a distinguished actor in Austria, mostly known for HOTEL (Jessica Hausner), NOT MY DAUGHTER (Wolfgang Murnberger), LIFE ETERNAL (W. Murnberger), as well as the critically acclaimed Austrian TV series, BRAUNSCHLAG (David Schalko), which has been recently bought to be adapted for the US market. He is recognized for his wide range and for being specific about his craft, which pulled him to later study acting at the highly respected William Esper Studio in New York City (under the tutelage of Bill Esper).


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Andreas Lust

Police Officer Werner

Andreas Lust is a very well known Austrian actor, especially for REVANCHE (Goetz Spielmann), oscar nominated for best foreign language film, THE ROBBER (Benjamin Heisenberg) and FAST FORWARD (TV Series, Michi Riebl, Andreas Kopriva). He played in numerous other feature films during his acting career.


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Rainer Woess

Police Officer Georg

Rainer Woess is an actor well known for his lead role in SUPERWELT (lead role, Karl Markovics) and other feature films like NORDSTRAND (Florian Eichinger). Furthermore he is a successful TV actor in Austria and Germany. He’s starring in numerous TV series, for instance in TATORT (Michi Riebl), SOKOWIEN (Holger Gimpel), SOKO KITZBÜHEL(Gerald Liegel), COPSTORIES (Paul Harather) and IM SCHLEUDERGANG (Paul Harather).


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Dominic Marcus Singer

Michael

Dominic Marcus Singer has been performing at theatre plays since he was twelve years old. He directed his first feature film in 2011. As an actor Dominic is known for action films like HERMANN WITH THE SNOW SHOVEL (Dominic M. Singer, Albert Krivanec, Reinhard Schroeder), THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE (David Ruehm) and THE FIRST DAY (Andreas Prochaska).


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Markus Schleinzer

Joseph Winkler

Markus Schleinzer is a director and actor. His first feature film MICHAEL was shown 2011 in the competition of the Cannes Film Festival. MICHAEL won him several awards and was highly acclaimed by the international press. As an actor he is known for SLUMMING (Michael Glawogger) and THE ROBBER (Benjamin Heisenberg). Before becoming a director he worked as a casting director for movies like THE WHITE RIBBON (Michael Haneke), THE PIANO TEACHER (Michael Haneke) and THE COUNTERFEITERS (Stefan Ruzowitzky).


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Birgit Linauer

Birgit Linauer is an austrian actress known for various TV series like SCHLOSSHOTEL ORTH, KAISERMÜHLEN BLUES, COPSTORIES (Michi Riebl) and DIE LOTTOSIEGER (Leo Bauer). She also starred in the recent feature film JACK by Elisabeth Scharang.


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Director

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Stephan Richter was born in Dresden and studied Media Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He graduated in 2007 and therefore shot his first experimental short film “Out of Bounds” as a diploma thesis. The movie was shown at several international film festivals. Since then he has been working as a media artist, script writer and director in Vienna.

After several music videos and experimental shorts, Stephan Richter received the STARTER AWARD FOR FILMART (Austrian Ministry of Culture and Arts) and started to work on his first feature film ONE OF US.

In 2013 ONE OF US was part of the EKRAN training programme in Warsaw (Wajda Film School) and was also nominated for the “Project Pitch Award” at the “Kino der Kunst Festival” (Cinema of Art Festival) in Munich.

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FILMS AS DIRECTOR (SELECTION)

2011 BETTER DEAD THAN READ
10 min, Experimental Short
together with Marc Jago
2010 COMEBACK
12 min, Experimental Documentary
together with Tom Marschall
2007 OUT OF BOUNDS
12:40 min, Experimental Short

FESTIVALS / HONORS

2014 SHORTCUTS – EXPERIMENTAL FILMFESTIVAL GRAZ (Austria)
VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS (Austria)
2013 CINEMA OF ART FILMFESTIVAL MUNICH (Germany)
nominated for the “KdKProject Award”
2012 ANTIMATTER INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Canada)
2010 CONTENT AWARDS 2010 (Austria)
nominated for the Content Award (Category: Open)
2009 ZEMOS98 11TH EDITION INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL SEVILLA(Spain)
VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Canada)
2008 ART TECH MEDIA 2008 CORDOBA & TENERIFE, INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL (Spain)
EXIS INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL SEOUL (South Korea)
ANTIMATTER INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Canada)

Director’s Statement

A 14-year-old boy dies one night in a supermarket’s colorful world of merchandise. This disturbing image would haunt me long after opening a daily newspaper in 2009 and learning about a story that, for many weeks, was heatedly discussed in Austria.

Inspired by these events, ONE OF US narrates a complex cosmos of characters that inhabit the sterile aisles of product shelves and giant cement-grey parking lot of a supermarket. All characters encounter the 14-year-old teenager Julian who, with curiosity and naïveté, seeks adventure in this rigidly organized consumerist world.

The supermarket itself is a quiet observer as well as a stoic protagonist from which any kind of human impulse ricochets. A classic anti-space, the  supermarket might generate a vast array of desires, but won’t permit neither personal stories nor identities. As the silent witness of a tragic crime, the supermarket is victorious in a narrative from which all participants emerge as losers. With this uncanny presence, the supermarket becomes a metaphor for a global system of society that has stopped functioning long ago – it constantly faces the ultimate collapse.

The giant worlds of shelves, filled with lurid and empty promises, shape the film’s central narrative perspective onto a story on identity, friendship, love, acknowledgement, and the boredom of the suburbs. The adult characters therein mostly function as trusting servants of the system, keeping a late capitalist lie alive even though it never offers them fulfillment.

It’s this very fact that makes the story of the innocent boy – who succumbs to this system so senselessly – so unbelievably tragic. People are primarily consumers, and apparently only youths and their aimless-yet-stirring rebellion are the living.

ONE OF US should furthermore mirror a piece of Austrian Zeitgeist, which one will primarily find in the rural cement deserts of the suburbs. Through this film, viewers will hopefully have an opportunity to see this strange world with new eyes.

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Festivals

 

63. SAN SEBASTIÁN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
September 18th – 26th 2015, San Sebastián, Spain
http://www.sansebastianfestival.com

WORLD PREMIERE
nominated for the NEW DIRECTORS AWARD

 

11. ZURICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
September 24th – October 4th 2015, Zurich, Switzerland
http://www.zff.com

nominated in the category FOCUS SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA

 

VIENNALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
October 22nd – November 5th 2015, Vienna, Austria
http://www.viennale.at

 

56. THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
November 6th – 15th 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece
http://www.filmfestival.gr

nominated in the category OPEN HORIZONS – Austrian Spotlight

 

37. FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS
January 18th – 24th 2016, Saarbrücken, Germany
http://www.max-ophuels-preis.de

nominated in the category BEST FEATURE FILM

 

66. INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN
February 11th – 21th 2016, Berlin, Germany
https://www.berlinale.de

Guest of the section PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO

 

GERMAN-SPEAKING FILMDAYS IN LITHUANIA
March 2nd – 20th 2016, Vilnius/Kaunas/Klaipėda/Šiauliai, Lithuania
https://www.goethe.de

In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Vilnius and the Swiss Embassy Riga

 

DIAGONALE
March 8th – 13th 2016, Graz, Austria
http://www.diagonale.at

 

BEAUNE FILM FESTIVAL DU FILM POLICIER
March 30th – April 3rd 2016, Beaune, France
http://www.festivaldufilmpolicier-beaune.com

nominated in the Sang Neuf competition

 

AUSTRIAN FILMWEEKS UKRAINE
April 14th-30th 2016, Kiew/Charkiw/Czernowitz/Dnepropetrovsk/Odessa, Ukraine
http://www.kulturforum-kiew.org

In collaboration with the Austrian Kulturforum
 

17. FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA EUROPEO
April 18th – 23rd 2016, Lecce, Italy
http://www.festivaldelcinemaeuropeo.com

nominated in the International Competition
 

FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
May 3rd – 8th 2016, Schwerin, Germany
http://www.filmland-mv.de

nominated in the children & youth competition
 

19. SHANGHAI INT. FILM FESTIVAL
June 11th – June 19th 2016, Shanghai, China
http://www.siff.com
 

XI. FILM FESTIVAL „WITHIN THE FAMILY“
June 15th – June 19th 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia
http://family.vkrugu7i.ru
 

SOTTO LE STELLE DELL’AUSTRIA
June 28th – July 13th 2016, Rome, Italy
http://www.austriacult.roma.it
 

10. INT. FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL
July 27th – August 7th 2016, Starnberg a.o., Germany
http://www.fsff.de

nominated in the International competition
 

29. FREISTÄDTER FILMFESTIVAL “DER NEUE HEIMATFILM”
August 24th – August 28th 2016, Freistadt, Austria
https://www.filmfestivalfreistadt.at/
 

Awards

 

Best Feature Film – Max Ophüls Preis 2016

Best Supporting Actor Christopher Schärf – Austrian Film Awards 2016

Most innovative Austrian Production
Diagonale 2016

Best Directing / Cinema Feature – Stephan Richter –
Academy-ROMY 2016

 

Technical Data

 

ONE OF US
Fiction, 86 min, Colour, Austria, 2015

 

Original Language GERMAN
Subtitles ENGLISH, SPANISH
Screening Format DCP
Aspect Ratio 1:2,39 / CINEMASCOPE
Sound Format DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1
Genre DRAMA
Production Country AUSTRIA
Shooting Locations AUSTRIA (WELS, VIENNA)
Austrian Cinema Release 20.11.2015

Reviews

A masterpiece.
Joachim Kurz, kino-zeit.de

Highly cinematographic and lethally tempting.
El Diario Vasco, Spain

 “In powerful, reverently elegant images, director Stephan Richter has created the oppressive testimony of a youth without prospects in a world where consumption stands above all else.
Viviana Vezzani, Zürich Film Festival

It’s a kind of composition brace. In the end, we come back … but we are richer in experiences, we’ve lost our innocence. Our perspective on the world has changed.
Monika Martyniuk, Nisimazine

Ein bildgewaltiges Fest für die Augen!
Katrin Froestl, kurier.at

Richter richtet nicht und will auch keine Gefühle erzwingen, bringt es aber dennoch fertig, mit eindrucksvollen Bildern und starken Charakteren Emotionen zu erzeugen. Die dadurch entstandene Dynamik ergibt einen Film, der – ohne dem Pathos zu verfallen – eine „kleine, menschliche Geschichte“ erzählt, die ganz ohne große Effekte auskommt und den Zuseher genau aus diesem Grund fesselt.
9/10 Punkten auf film.at

Die Trostlosigkeit kriecht dem Zuschauer langsam unter die Haut. Die Beschreibung der Welt der Teenager ist brilliant in Szene gesetzt. Das Drama pirscht sich auf leisen Sohlen an den Zuschauer heran.
Bertrand Jacobsen, toasted.ch

Einer von uns ist eine bemerkenswerte Meditation über die Fassaden des Gewöhnlichen.
Dominik Kamalzadeh, derStandard.at

Stephan Richters unaufgeregte, präzise, dichte Erzählung ist im heimischen Kino eine kleine Sensation.
Viennale 2015

Einer von uns ist ein sehr, sehr, SEHR schöner Film. Im cineastischen und in fast jedem anderen Sinne.
Josef Zorn, VICE Magazine

Es sind vor allem das Spiel der jungen Darsteller und die unaufgeregte, analytische Erzählweise, die diesen Film so unter die Haut gehen lassen.
Angela Sirch, RAY Kinomagazin

…ein Werk der Trauer über etwas kaum Begreifbares, in seiner Sprache kühl und zart zugleich, empathisch, aber ohne falsches Pathos.
Stefan Grissemann, Filmkritiker & Journalist

Dicht und distanziert erzählt, subtil und respektvoll gespielt, ist “Einer von uns” eine treffende Milieustudie, in der die schwelende Aggression und das beklemmende Gefühl von Ausweglosigkeit praktisch greifbar sind.
Oe24

Ein packendes, mitreißendes und atmosphärisch dichtes Drama, das dazu provoziert einen bekannten Fall mit neuen Augen zu sehen.
David Baldinger, Oe1

Contact

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