Category Archives: TV-Productions

TOWARDS THE SUN


Four men – each of them only wanted to quickly go and buy cigarettes – decide not to return home. Fate brings them together in a small Croatian village and they decide to live together on an old fishing boat that is only held together by its paint.

12 x 50 minutes
Directed by Hermann Leitner and Gottfried Schwarz
Years of production: 1984-88
Starring Josef Meinrad, Ulrich Faulhaber, Raphael Wilczek, Heinz Petters, Erwin Steinhauer

Kottan

Chief superintendent Adolf Kottan and his bizarre team, one-legged colleague Schremser and dimwitted inspector Schrammel, are hot on the heels of criminals, supported by both Kottan’s wife and his mother at home. Police president Pilch, meanwhile, is busy catching flies and trying to draw coffee from a hostile coffee machine. Cases are solved more randomly than by serious investigation, the rest of their time is spent on their favourite pastime: their amateur band.

This detective series with its atmosphere of shabby Viennese suburbia is a ludicrous satire on the police and Austrian society in general. One of the most successful TV series ever – with cult status!

19 x 90 minutes
Directed by Peter Patzak
Years of production: 1976-83
Starring Peter Vogel, Franz Buchrieser, C.A. Tichy, Walter Davy, Bibiane Zeller, Lukas Resetarits, Kurt Weinzierl