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BAD LUCK

a film by Thomas Woschitz

FEATURE FILM | 2015 | A | 80 min | Deutsch | DCP

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Dagmar works at a petrol station and has debts. The betting shop employee Lippo is fired by his boss and swears revenge. The car mechanic Karl and his strange friend Rizzo happen upon a large amount of money and are driven to senseless actions.

 

Three car crashes. Three days. Three stories.

BAD LUCK is a tragic-comic film about wrong decisions, chance and the search for happiness.


Cast: Valerie Pachner, Markus Schwärzer, Thomas Oraže, Christian Zankl, Josef Smretschnig, Ernestine Schmerlaib, Gerhard Kubelka

Director: Thomas WoschitzScreenplay: Thomas WoschitzCamera: Enzo BrandnerEditing: Hannes StarzMusic: Manfred Plessl / Oliver WelterSound: Benjamin SimonArt Direction: Stefanie HinterauerCostumes: Michaela HaagLocation Manager: Daniela MatschnigProduction Management: Marie TapperoKey-Gaffer: Joe Berger, Harald Erschbaumer
Production: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Funding: ÖFI, FFW, FISA, BLS, ORF-FFA, Land Kärnten, MEDIA i2i

*Junge Frau überfällt eigene Tankstelle, Ex Angestellter rächt sich an Chef, Auto landet in Baumkrone und bleibt für 2 Tage unentdeckt*.

 

Kleine Zeitungsmeldungen, Randnotizen verzweifelter Personen, die nicht einmal einen eigenen Artikel bekommen, haben mich inspiriert, eine lakonische Tragikomödie zu erzählen. Über Menschen, denen das Leben einen Streich gespielt hat und die sich nun zu absurden Handlungen hinreißen lassen, um ihrem Schicksal zu entkommen. Wortlos, mit authentischen Gesichtern. Ich entschied mich für nicht professionelle Darsteller, und wir suchten dort, wo der Film angesiedelt ist; in Kärnten, wo ich auch aufgewachsen bin. In Tankstellen, Werkstätten und auf der Straße. Und wir wurden fündig. Ihr Leben ist in ihre Gesichter geschrieben und wurde zur Seele des Filmes. Ein Reigen, visuell stark und atmosphärisch inszeniert. Ein sehr menschlicher Film, manchmal zärtlich, manchmal brutal und meist skurril. 

 

Thomas Woschitz, Jänner 2015



Dagmar works at a petrol station and has debts. The betting shop employee Lippo is fired by his boss and swears revenge. The car mechanic Karl and his strange friend Rizzo happen upon a large amount of money and are driven to senseless actions.

 

Three car crashes. Three days. Three stories.

BAD LUCK is a tragic-comic film about wrong decisions, chance and the search for happiness.


Prizes:

Best Sounddesign - Diagonale 15 



Festivals:

36. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2015

Diagonale 15

Saas Fee Filmfestival 2015

Shanghai IFF  15

FILM FESTIVAL OOSTENDE 2015 





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THOMAS WOSCHITZ

Born 1968 in Klagenfurt. Studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome/Italy. Directed several shortfilms, e.g. “People’s Pockets and Bleeding Noses” (1995) and “Blindgänger - Duds” (1996) and the medium lengh film “Girls and Cars (2004) which have all been shown at numerous festivals, such as Venice, Locarno and the Cannes Film Festival. He also realized experimental film-installations like  “Oil Film” (1994) and  “Loop’s End (2003) or the imaginary sound  film “ moving landscape© (2002)“. Together with the music band “Naked Lunch” he realized 2005 the music/film “Closing Time”.  And he has worked as a a filmeditor on “La Capa Gira” and "Mio Cognato", both by Alessandro Piva. In 2009 he won the “Max Ophüls - Prize” for “Universalove” which was shown by numerous Film Festivals (Berlinale, Toronto...).

Films (selection):
“People’s Pockets and Bleeding Noses” - Short - 1995 (Honorable Award in  Diagonale 95)
“Blindgänger - Duds” - Short - 1996 (Int. Film Festival Venezia, Clermont - Ferrand  ,Locarno, Cork, Montreal, Hamburg etc., Jury Award Trento Film Festival)
“La Capa Gira” - Editor/Featurefilm - (Donatello Award, Int. Filmfestival Berlin 2000,  Nominated for Best Editing - Silver Ribbon - Italy )
“The dream of fame”- docu short - 1999
“A little girl is dreaming of taking the veil” -  Short - 2001
"Mio Cognato" - Editor/Featurefilm (Int. Festival Locarno 2003)
"Girls and Cars" - Short - 2004 - Cannes 04, Brest04, Trieste05
"Die Joseftrilogie" - 3 Shorts - Locarno04
"Sperrstunde" - Musicfilm - 2005 Donaufestival05

"Universalove" - Musicfilm - 2009 Max Ophüls Preis

 "BAD LUCK" - Feature film - 2015






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