TV Movie

Against all Odds


Xaver Schwarzenberger


Susanne Beck, Thomas Eifler


Dieter Pochlatko, Film-Line


Heike Makatsch, Felix Eitner, Hary Prinz, Suzanne von Borsody, Herbert Knaup, Harald Krassnitzer, Bernadette Heerwagen


Xaver Schwarzenberger
  • Biopic/Drama
  • 89 min.
  • Participating television broadcasters: ORF, SWR, BR, RAI


AGAINST ALL ODDS is the story of an enchanting little girl whose luck is suddenly destroyed when she is struck by Polio. By virtue of wit and remarkably strong will  she defies fate, becomes master of her own life and continues up until today to inspire millions. Against all odds, and while still a young woman, Margarete Steiff became the most lucrative employer in her region. Her visionary toys set a course for the invention of the teddy bear and a foundation for the Steiff name that is now – 130 years later – known around the world.


Production Manager:

Gilbert Möhler, Dieter Limbeck

Original Music:

Hans-Jürgen Buchner

Film Editing:

Helga Borsche

Sound Engineer:

Roman Schwartz

Production Design:

Petra Heim

Costume Design:

Heidi Melinc

Shooting Period:

May 2, 2005 - June 30, 2005

Completion Date:

October 14, 2005

First Screening:

December 27, 2005, 20:15: ORF 2

Supported By:

Filmfonds Wien, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Fernsehfonds Austria, Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg


featured articles:


  • Schwäbisch-Hall, Deutschland
  • Gingen, Deutschland
  • Wien, Österreich


Against all Odds Against all Odds


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