Feature Film

Fear of Heights


Houchang Allahyari


Houchang Allahyari, Reinhard Jud, Tom D. Allahyari


Dieter Pochlatko


Fritz Karl, Dolores Schmidinger, Leon Askin, Michael Niavarani


Helmut Pirnat
  • Drama
  • 101 min.
  • Participating television broadcaster: ORF


This is an unusal love story between Mario, a young man from the city, who despite his age has already failed in life, and a country-woman from a small village in the provinces who is disenchanted with life. Wanting to start life afresh, Mario flees to the countryside and ends up on a mountain farm that belongs to Ms Gusenleitner and her father, who gives him work as a farmhand for bed and board. For the first time in his life, Mario comes to experience love and sexuality without hate and dependency. However, he fears that his idyllic life will be short-lived when his past catches up with him.


Production Manager:

Thomas Konrad

Original Music:

Martin Lichtenwallner

Film Editing:

Charlotte Müllner

Sound Engineer:

Mohsan Nasiri

Production Design:

Katharina Wöppermann

Costume Design:

Anita Stoisits

Shooting Period:

March 14, 1994 - April 11, 1994

Completion Date:

September 16, 1994


October 17, 1994, 20:30: Urania, Vienna, Austria

Supported By:

Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Funds, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen


  • Wien, Österreich
  • Niederösterreich, Österreich