Feature Film

Joint Venture


Dieter Berner


Hilde Berger


Dieter Pochlatko


Michaela Kuklová, Gregor Bloeb, Nina Franoszek, Jiri Menzel, Tad Horino


Walter Kindler
  • Crime/Comedy
  • 96 min.
  • Participating television broadcaster: ORF


Prague is a paradise for semi-serious foreign businessmen. One can find buyers for mundane broken items and purchase cheap houses – provided one can find a Czech.

Christian and his boss/love interest Liane sell refrigerators in Prague that bring over from dumps in Vienna. The money for larger east-west ventures is there, only the dummy is lacking.

When an old Japanese man, overwhelmed by his Czech fiancé, collapses just before his wedding Christian takes over the groom’s vacant position. Everybody is trying to make their own luck at the other’s expense.


Production Manager:

Thomas Konrad

Original Music:

George Berner

Film Editing:

Irene Tomschick

Sound Engineer:

Heinz Ebner

Production Design:

Angela Hareiter

Costume Design:

Heidi Melinc

Shooting Period:

February 14, 1994 - April 22, 1994

Completion Date:

September 7, 1994


October 20, 1994, 20:30: Gartenbaukino, Wien, Österreich

Supported By:

ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien


  • Wien, Österreich
  • Prag, Tschechien


Joint Venture