WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE THIS?
Wanda, 49-year-old atheist feminist from Vienna, faces her worst nightmare when her teenage daughter Nina announces that she has converted to Islam, is going to wear a headscarf and from now on should be called Fatima. Mother’s world is turned upside down. To top it all off, Wanda’s ex-husband becomes a father again, which only makes her wishing for the good old times to come back when her only problems were her daughter ditching school and smoking pot.
Surprisingly, she finds a supporter. It’s Hanife – a mother of Nina’s friend Maryam – who together with her parents immigrated to Austria 35 years ago in order to be saved from the outdated image of women having to cover their hair. Together they embark on a comic search for explanations, a sense of belonging and identity.
|international title:||What Have We Done to Deserve This?|
|original title:||Womit haben wir das verdient?|
|sales agent:||Pluto Film|
|directed by:||Eva Spreitzhofer|
|release date:||AT 30/11/2018, DE 24/01/2019, ES 13/09/2019|
|cast:||Caroline Peters, Simon Schwarz, Hilde Dalik, Pia Hierzegger, Alev Irmak, Chantal Zitzenbacher, Marcel Mohab, Christian Dungl|
|cinematography by:||Xiaosu Han|
|film editing:||Alarich Lenz|
|art director:||Gerhard Dohr, Katrin Huber|
|costumes designer:||Martina List|
|producer:||Thomas Hroch, Gerald Podgornig|
|line producer:||Alfred Strobl|
|distributor:||Luna Filmverleih GmbH, Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Frenetic Films, El Sur Films|