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by Achmed Abdel-Salam


Due to her alcohol addiction and a resulting car accident, Michi has lost the trust of her young daughter Hanna and her husband Alex. After the sudden death of Michi's estranged father, the young family drives to her parents' house in the country. After the funeral, Michi decides to stay there for a few days with Hanna hoping to regain her daughter's trust. Soon repressed memories of Michi's childhood and the suicide of her mentally ill mother surface. She numbs herself with alcohol and drives another wedge between herself and her daughter. At the height of her madness, Michi must confront her own demons to save her daughter.

international title: Smother
original title: Heimsuchung
country: Austria
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Achmed Abdel-Salam
film run: 90'
screenplay: Achmed Abdel-Salam
cast: Cornelia Ivancan, Lola Herbst, Lukas Turtur, Heinz Trixner, Inge Maux, Franziska Rieck, Gisela Salcher, Christoph F. Krutzler, Iva Höpperger, Gerald Walsberger
cinematography by: Alexander Dirninger
film editing: Matthias Writze
art director: Winnie Küchl
costumes designer: Veronika Susanna Harb
music: Daniel Helmer
producer: Mathias Forberg, Eugen Klim, Viktoria Salcher, Lena Weiss
line producer: Viktoria Salcher
production: Glitter & Doom Filmproduktion, Prisma Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH

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