Fly Away Home
Nine-year-old Christl's world consists mainly of rubble, dust and nights in the air-raid shelter. The news of the imminent end of the war is hardly a relief for her and her family, because the next threat is already approaching: the Russians are coming. Women and children should get out of Vienna if possible, they say. The grandparents stay behind in the half-bombed apartment in Hernals/Vienna because Grandma doesn't want to seek shelter in a Nazi house. And so a small group of battered, completely penniless survivors come together in a villa in the suburb of Neuwaldegg. Christl explores the new surroundings with wide eyes and little fear - and looks deep into human abysses with childlike innocence. And when the dreaded Russians, by now a victorious power, take possession of the villa, Christl even ﬁnds a real friend in the outsider Cohn. She wonders if he can get her into town to see her beloved grandparents.
"It's war. It's been war for a long time. I can't remember at all that once there wasn't a war." CHRISTINE NÖSTLINGER IN HER AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL "MAIKÄFER, FLIEG!"
Zita Gaier, Ursula Strauss, Gerald Votava, Paula Brunner, Krista Stadler, Heinz Marecek, Bettina Mittendorfer, Lino Gaier, Konstantin Khabensky, Denis Burgazliev, Hilde Dalik and more
Sandra Bohle, Mirjam Unger nach dem Roman von Christine Nöstlinger
MUSIC: Eva Jantschitsch
SOUND: Dietmar Zuson
SET DESIGN: KATHARINA Wöppermann
COSTUME DESIGN: Caterina Czepek