Falco: Damn It, We're Still Alive!
Thomas Roth's film portrays the multifaceted career of Austrian pop star Hans Hölzel, who as Falco landed the first - and so far only - German-language number 1 hit in the history of the American Billboard charts with "Rock me Amadeus". The life story of the Viennese born on February 19, 1957 leads through the early discovery of his musical talent and the bands "Hallucination Company" and "Drahdiwaberl" to his great international successes as Falco. This film shows not only the sunny sides of Falco's life, but also the pressure to succeed and the great expectations of the music industry, which ultimately broke Falco. His difficult relationships with women, his affinity for alcohol and drugs, but also his unknown, vulnerable sides are the focus of the film version.
"If someone gets in my way, I light a cigarette and just blow him away." MANUEL RUBEY AS FALCO
Manuel Rubey, Patricia Aulitzky, Christian Tramitz, Martin Loos, Nicholas Ofczarek, Susi Stach, Grace Jones and more
Kurt J. Mrkwicka, Jan Mojto
SOUND: Dietmar Zuson
MUSIC: Lothar Scherpe
PRODUCTION SUPERVISION: Markus Pauser