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THE UNINTENTIONAL KIDNAPPING OF ELFRIEDE OTT

by Andreas Prochaska

synopsis

For two years Horst has been collecting his dead grandmother’s retirement pension to help make ends meet. Everything runs smoothly until a local politician announces he will be coming by to officially wish the 95-year-old a happy birthday. Without thinking twice, his friend Toni “borrows” an old lady from the hospital as a stand-in. But instead of just any old lady, he has unintentionally grabbed the famous actress Elfriede Ott, which leads to a series of mix-ups and complications.

international title: The Unintentional Kidnapping of Elfriede Ott
original title: Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott
country: Austria
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Andreas Prochaska
film run: 113'
release date: AT 01/10/2011
screenplay: Andreas Prochaska, Michael Ostrowski, Alfred Schwarzenberger
cast: Elfriede Ott, Michael Ostrowski, Andreas Kiendl, Gerhard Liebmann, Angelika Niedetzky, Simon Hatzl, Thomas Mraz, Mónica Reyes, Nicholas Monu
cinematography by: Heinz Wehsling
film editing: Karin Hartusch, Daniel Prochaska
art director: Maria Gruber
costumes designer: Christine Ludwig
producer: Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker
production: Dor Film, Österreichischen Filminstitutes (ÖFI) / Austrian Film Institute, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
backing: Filmfonds Wien (FFW), Cinestyria Filmcommission & Fonds, Cinestyria Filmkunst, Stadt Graz
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