Moss On The Stones

Moss On The Stones

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4,99 € / 48 hours

Purchase price:  

11,99

1968 80 min Drama Age rating: 0
Language: German

This literary adaptation based on Gerhard Fritsch's novel of the same name is considered by film scholars to be the first exhibit of the New Austrian Cinema because of its clear distinction from earlier films in terms of content and style. It is about hostile literary friends Petrik (young, idealistic, unsuccessful) and Mehlmann (enterprising, successful) who spend a weekend at a crumbling baroque castle in the Marchfeld, illustrating very different ideas of a post-war Austria, manifested in their equally very different relationship to the castle and its inhabitants. The film music is by Friedrich Gulda.

"I wanted to make this Marchfeld castle Schwarzwasser a symbol for Austria. For the forces that are at work in it." GERHARD FRITSCH

Cast  

Erika Pluhar, Heinz Trixner, Louis Ries, Johannes Schauer, Wilfried Zeller-Zellenberg, Fritz Muliar and many more

Director  

Georg Lhotsky
Screenplay  

Georg Lhotsky
Camera  

Walter Kindler, Kurt Junek
Producers  

West-Film Wien, Rudolf Kammel
Editing  

Irene Tomschik, Lotte Klimitschek
Staff  

MUSIC: Friedrich Gulda

Production  

West Film
Country of Production  

Austria

DVD Edition # 82