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A fortunate Man (AT Lucky Per)-Serie-2017

A fortunate man

In “A Fortunate Man”, director Bille August sketches the life of a young man who breaks with his deeply religious family to become an engineer. Years later, however, at the height of his career, his social background relentlessly catches up with him.


Die Toten von Salzburg-Film-2022


In the award-winning crime series, crimes are solved in the Salzburg-Bavarian border region. The investigators are always caught between humour and cynicism, diplomacy and straightforwardness.


Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald-Spielfilm-1979

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald

Vienna around 1930. A young woman tries in vain to escape her social milieu. She is shattered by the morbid desires and moral abysses that hide behind the façade of the narrow-minded petty bourgeoisie.

Drestartfoto DTVS 11 Mord in bester Lage

” Murder in a prime location” during the filming of “Die Toten von Salzburg”

15/04/24 - Fans of the Bavarian-Austrian crime drama series "Die Toten von Salzburg" have plenty to look forward to. From early April to May, audience favorites Fanny Krausz, Michael Fitz and Erwin Steinhauer, among others, will be in front of the camera for the 11th episode of "Mord in bester Lage (AT)". The successful ORF/ZDF series will be filmed in the famous Franciscan church, on location at Café Bazar and at St. Peter's cemetery in Salzburg. Translated with (free version)...
Vienna Game Drehstartfoto

VIENNA GAME! Start of shooting for Disney+ Original series

20/03/24 - Satel Film (Producer: Bettina Kuhn) announces its filming of an extraordinary series with a high profile cast. The six-part Disney+ Original series "Vienna Game" introduces audiences to the infamous Congress of Vienna - an opulent, raucous party lasting nine months that led to a century of peace in Europe for the first and only time. Filming started in Austria and Hungary on February 20th 2024. Translated with (free version)...
Soko Donau/Wien, 250. Folge, Der große Mitsch

New broadcast dates! Highlights in February & March

30/01/24 - Vienna's CID unit (SOKO Donau / Wien) with a new season and a feature-length episode, the broadcast of the 10th episode of "Die Toten von Salzburg" on ZDF and the brand new series "Nachts im Paradies" on Canal+. Many new broadcast dates for Satel Film productions...
Die Toten von Salzburg - Süßes Gift / Fanny Krausz und Michael Fitz

Debut broadcast of the anniversary episode “Die Toten von Salzburg – Sweet Poison”

19/12/23 - Sweet poison for its anniversary: "Die Toten von Salzburg" celebrates the premiere of its 10th episode on ORF 2 on January 4. Highly relevant, given that the main actors Michael Fitz, Fanny Krausz and Erwin Steinhauer are investigating a dubious gas trader who is supposed to secure the country's energy supply. In supporting roles: Karl Fischer, Johannes Zirner, Julia Koch, Nikolaus Barton, Helmut Bohatsch and many more...

“Our aim is to develop and produce high quality European drama series and engage a wide audience with a good mix of creativity, quality and entertainment.”

Heinrich Ambrosch, CEO & CO Owner

A success story

For more than 5 decades

From the beginning of colour television to the streaming age.

In 1971, the former Sascha Film managing director Michael Wolkenstein founds a new film production in Vienna that is to write Austrian film history in the years and decades to come.

With legendary cinema films such as Maximilian Schell’s “Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald” (1979), Peter Patzak’s “Kassbach” (1979), the Academy Award-nominated “38 – Auch das war Wien” (1986) by Wolfgang Glück and Luc Bondy’s award-winning “Das weite Land” (1987), the production baptised “Satel Film” was already able to establish itself as a permanent fixture in the 1970s and 1980s.

“Der Schüler Gerber” (1979) becomes standard repertoire in school classes, the cult series “Kottan ermittelt” (1976-1984) brings zest into the rather dry crime world and “Die Piefke-Saga” (1990-1993) enrages domestic tourism associations and wins the Grimme Prize.

Long-running audience hits such as “Schlosshotel Orth” (1996-2004) and “SOKO Donau/Wien” (since 2005) continue to make Satel Film a guarantor of ratings success in prime time in the new century. Now under the leadership of managing partner Heinrich Ambrosch (since 2007) with “Die Toten von Salzburg”, an award-winning feature film series was created in 2015, top TV films such as “Wiener Blut” (2018) directed by Barbara Eder, the co-production “Lucky Per” (2017, directed by Bille August) and the event two-part movie “Im Netz der Camorra” (2020) with Tobias Moretti (directed by Andreas Prochaska) and its sequel “Der Gejagte – Im Netz der Camorra” (2022, directed by Rick Ostermann) follow on seamlessly.

In 2019, Satel Film will realise the first Austrian Netflix series in co-production with Bavaria Fiction and ORF. “Freud”, directed by Marvin Kren, premieres at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, wins the Romy for “Best Production TV Fiction” and places in the Top10 of the Netflix charts in 67 countries.

In cooperation with Storyhouse Productions, the event series “Sisi” is developed for RTL+ in 2021, already renewed for season three. And historical material is also part of the current developments: After “Freud”, musical genius “Mozart” is to get his own series, with Martin Ambrosch acting as headwriter.

The series development “1814 – Vienna Game” by producer Bettina Kuhn is dedicated to the Congress of Vienna, this first major European decision in the 19th century, rich in suspense, intrigue, twists and multi-layered character studies.