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by Ruth Beckermann


With an ad in a newspaper, Ruth Beckermann announces a casting call for a film based on a well-known pornographic text. For more than a hundred years, the novel, “Josefine Mutzenbacher or The Story of a Viennese Whore” has been the subject of controversy for its lustful depiction of child und female sexuality. Though banned for a period, it has also been celebrated as a world-renowned work of Viennese literature. The film, Mutzenbacher , sees a hundred men confronted with excerpts from the novel at a time when sex is more ubiquitous than ever, and yet is met with a highly charged moral environment.

original title: Mutzenbacher
country: Austria
year: 2022
genre: documentary
directed by: Ruth Beckermann
film run: 100'
screenplay: Ruth Beckermann, Claus Philipp
cinematography by: Johannes Hammel
film editing: Dieter Pichler
production: Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion

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