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BEAR ON THE LOOSE


A few years ago it actually existed: the bear causing problems in the Tyrolean – Bavarian border region, which served screenwriter Felix Mitterer as a template for this satirical comedy. And so everybody chases Bruno the bear in ‘Bear on the Loose’: adventurer Wolfsgruber and zoo manager Rettensteiner in order to catch him, animal rights activist Linde Blümel to protect him from the hunters. But Bruno is not easily caught, not with bear traps nor by the hastily summoned Finnish bear hunters. He becomes not only a media sensation, but also a political issue. High time for the would-be protectors of Bruno to come up with a plan for an effective rescue operation, for the alarmed huntsmen are waiting with fingers on triggers for the order to shoot.

Directed by Xaver Schwarzenberger

Written by Felix Mitterer
Year of production: 2007
Starring: Harald Krassnitzer, Fritz Karl, Nadeshda Brennicke, Walter Sachers, Johann Nikolussi, Erwin Steinhauer

Crime Scene “Elvis Lives”


Stefanie Gschnitzer’s first murder case as a commissioner at the Innsbruck police department is the death of Richard Stecher, member of a notorious family of poachers, who was found dead at the bottom of a cliff. Supposedly he was shot in self-defence by mayor and game tenant Hopfgartner, his son, and gamekeeper Buchberger. At the first inspection of the crime scene the young investigator already doubts the men’s version of the story. The victim had been shot in the back of the head, making it seem unlikely to have been a case of self-defence. However, there is a lack of evidence. The situation between the poacher family and the mayor threatens to escalate. Stefanie turns to her former teacher, Viennese superintendent Moritz Eisner, who, disguised as a hunting guest, supports her in the investigation. A small but essential detail helps to solve the case: the Stecher brothers love of Elvis Presley…

Directed by Peter Sämann
Year of production: 2001
Starring: Harald Krassnitzer, Roswitha Szyszkowitz, Gregor Bloeb, Guntram Brattia, Elmar Drexel

TWELFTH NIGHT


Directed by Stephanus Domanig
Year of production: 2005
Director of photography: Moritz Gieselmann
Starring: Brigitte Hobmayer, Raphael Schuchter, Harald Windisch, Ronja Keplinger, Julia Gschnitzer

For many years Martin has been trying to forget what he saw during that night so long ago. When he reluctantly returns to his hometown – significantly on Saint Nicholas Day – the ghosts of his childhood return once again. It was on Saint Nicholas Day that Martin’s grandfather died.  Continue reading TWELFTH NIGHT