The debut film by photographer Niki List observes the bizarre Viennese youth scene. MALARIA is the name of a small café that stands as a contact point for the most diverse types who feel they belong to the most diverse groups. In the café, everything is allowed. List ironically describes the young people of the so-called no-future generation, tells about their communication behavior, the emptiness and aimlessness that define this generation. As a Viennese New Wave film, Malaria was praised as a "documentary masterpiece" and awarded the Max Ophüls Prize.
"With great fun in an artificial play, the film describes an area of contemporary youth culture without denying an ironic distance." STATEMENT OF THE JURY FOR THE AWARD OF THE MAX-OPHÜLS PRIZE 1983
Sabine Platzer, Andreas Vitásek, Christian Schmidt, Geli Brechelmacher, Hermann Strobl, Susanne Winterstein, Evelyne Karner and more
SOUND: Roli Krauss
MUSIC: "Minisex", Karl Gott, "Gelbe Zone", "Rosachrom", "Ernste Jugend", "Viele Bunte Autos".