Weapon of Choice

Weapon of Choice

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2018 90 min Documentary Age rating: 12
Language: German

Whether police officer, gangster or rebel, whether in the American ghetto or in Iraq: the word "Glock" is synonymous with weapon worldwide. Hollywood stars use the cult object in blockbusters, hip-hoppers like Cypress Hill, Wu Tang Clan or Li'l Vicious invoke its deadly infallibility in their lyrics - they all contribute to the myth. But how do you tell about a hype without glorifying it? The investigation leads Fritz Ofner and Eva Hausberger from the small factory in Deutsch-Wagram, where production takes place under the strictest secrecy, across the USA to the war zones of Iraq. The Austrian Gaston Glock invented the pistol at the end of the 1980s. With this easy-to-operate model made of plastic, he accomplished a revolution in weapons technology that turned the small family business into a global player. The billionaire namesake himself was not prepared to make a statement for the film. Nevertheless, Fritz Ofner and Eva Hausberger succeed in getting closer to the legendary pistol and its inventor: Among those who have their say are an American weapons trainer who sees the Glock as an extension of her body, an ex-soldier who was part of the special task force that captured the Iraqi dictator's Glock when Saddam Hussein was arrested, and "Panama-Charly" alias Charles Ewert, ex-trustee of the Glock company who is in prison in Luxembourg for the attempted contract murder of Gaston Glock. The result is a multi-layered and gripping examination of the fascination with the Glock myth and its worldwide socio-political consequences, which are intended to stimulate discussion.


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Fritz Ofner

Fritz Ofner

Fritz Ofner

Fritz Ofner

Gerhard Daurer, Karina Ressler

Friedrich Ofner Film und Videoproduktion e.U.
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