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Stillleben

English title
Still Life
A father pays prostitutes to play the role of his own daughter. The shocking revelation concerning his long-secret obsession tears up the family’s delicate fabric. The son blames himself, and he resolves to find out whether his father ever acted on his fantasies, while his sister wants to sort out her memories on her own. Despite her uncertainties, their mother’s reaction leaves no question as to what she thinks. The father ultimately has to find a way of coping with his shame and feelings of guilt.
Script
Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise
Director
Sebastian Meise
DOP
Gerald Kerkletz
Editor
Julia Drack
Sound engineer
Klaus Kellermann/Stefan Rosensprung
Costume design
Katharina Wöppermann
Set design
Katharina Wöppermann, Anja Ronacher
Music
Soap&Skin
Cast
Fritz Hörtenhuber (Vater), Daniela Golpashin (Lydia), Christoph Luser (Bernhard), Roswitha Soukup (Mutter), Anja Plaschg (Carmen)
Producer
Oliver Neumann, Erich Lackner, Peter Wirthensohn, Tommy Pridnig
Production manager
Christine Schwarzinger
Funding
Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Land Niederösterreich, Cinestyria
Television investment
ORF (Film/Fernseh-Abkommen)
Film location
Vienna, Lower Austria
Shooting time
April - June 2010
Completion
Spring 2011