TV Movie

Franz Fuchs – A Patriot

Director:

Elisabeth Scharang

Screenplay:

Elisabeth Scharang, Karl Goldblat

Producer:

Dieter Pochlatko

Cast:

Karl Markovics, Hubert Kramar, Stefan Puntigam, Klaus Händl

Cinematography:

Helmut Wimmer
  • Feature documentary
  • 85 min.
  • Participating television broadcaster: ORF

 

When terrorist Franz Fuchs committed suicide in 2000 it seemed as if Austria had buried a painful chapter from its past. Filmmaker Elisabeth Scharang takes another look at the case.

FRANZ FUCHS – A PATRIOT reveals new facets of the situation that go beyond the actual criminal case. A feature documentary film, this psychodrama of a lone perpetrator, which is interwoven with documentary sequences and archival material, becomes the first film to tackle this topic comprehensively, questioning the political climate in Austria and Europe as well as the story of an exceptionally talented person who ended up a terrorist instead of a nuclear physicist.

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Production Manager:

Bernhard Schmatz

Original Music:

Naked Lunch

Film Editing:

Alarich Lenz

Sound Engineer:

Wiliam Franck

Production Design:

Rudi Hummel, Angelika Brendinger-Korbuly

Costume Design:

Margit Salzinger

Shooting Period:

April 9, 2007 - May 4, 2007

Completion Date:

September 21, 2007

First Screening:

October 2, 2007, 20:15: ORF 2

Supported By:

Filmfonds Wien, Fernsehfonds Austria, Land Steiermark Kultur

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locations

  • Graz, Österreich
  • Gralla, Österreich

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awards

Nominee Emmy Award 2008
October 8, 2010
Kurier Romy 2008
April 12, 2008
FIPA D'ARGENT - Biarritz 2008
January 27, 2008
TV Award for Austrian Adult Education
May 30, 2007
Erich-Neuberg-Award 2008
April 6, 2008