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UNTEN

by Djordje Cenic, Hermann Peseckas

synopsis

The documentary filmmaker Djordje Cenic sets out on an autobiographical journey that starts in the "guest workers' milieu" of the Austrian regional capital Linz in the 1970s and takes him to his family's war-torn ancestral village in Croatia. In comically absurd as well as tragic episodes describing small victories and major defeats, homesickness and class distinctions, the film offers - using home movies, photographs and current professional footage - deep insights into the filmmaker's family history. It is an attempt to illustrate the balancing act between "up here" (Austria) and "down there" (Yugoslavia/Croatia) that characterizes generations of guest workers.

original title: Unten
country: Austria
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Djordje Cenic, Hermann Peseckas
film run: 87'
screenplay: Djordje Cenic
cinematography by: Hermann Peseckas
film editing: Dominik Spritzendorfer
music: Djoki Django
producer: Djordje Cenic
production: Studio West Film

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