A film by Markus Schleinzer
A 2011, 96 Min.
Dolby Digital, 35mm


MICHAEL describes the last five months of 10-year-old Wolfgang and 35-year-old Michael's involuntary life together.



Director and Screenplay:
Markus Schleinzer
Michael Fuith
Christine Kain
Ursula Strauss
Viktor Tremmel
Gisela Salcher
Carmen Loley
Artistic Consultant and Co-director:
Kathrin Resetarits
Gerald Kerkletz
Klaus Kellermann
Set Design:
Katrin Huber
Gerhard Dohr
Costume Design:
Hanya Barakat
Make-up Artist:
Wiltrud Derschmidt
Wolfgang Widerhofer
Sound Design:
Veronika Hlawatsch
Bernhard Maisch
Assistant director:
Hanuš Polak jr.
Location Manager:
Peter Muhr
Production Manager:
Louis Oellerer
Executive producer:
Michael Kitzberger

Michael Kitzberger

Markus Glaser

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
with support of:
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmstandort Austria
ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen
Filmfonds Wien
Cine Tirol




Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.
© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

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Nomination, Festival de Cannes - Official Selection - Competition (2011)
Max Ophüls Prize + Best Actor, Max Ophüls Prize Filmfestival (2012)
Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Camera, Best Set Design, Best Screenplay, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2012)
Wiener Filmpreis, Viennale (2011)
Dublin Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (2012)
Nomination, European Film Award: European Discovery - Prix Fipresci (2011)
Best Sound (Veronika Hlawatsch, Klaus Kellermann, Bernhard Maisch), Austrian Film Award (2012)
Golden Pram Award for the Best Feature Film, Zagreb Film Festival (2011)
Nomination, Austrian Film Award: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Photography, Best Soundddesign (2012)
Silver Gateway Special Jury Award + Mumbai Young Critics Silver Gateway Award , Mumbai Film Festival (2011)
FEDEORA Award - Filmmakers of Tomorrow , Haifa International Film Festival (2011)
CineVision Award: Honourable Mention, Filmfest München (2011)
Special Mention + Trenčianske Teplice's Mayor Award, Art Film Fest Bratislava (2011)
Grand Prix Special, Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival (2011)
Archie Award for Best First-time Director, Philadelphia Film Festival (2011)


Festival de Cannes - Official Selection - Competition, 2011
Toronto International Film Festival, 2011
Melbourne International Film Festival, 2011
Filmfest München, 2011
Moscow International Film Festival, 2011
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2011
Haifa International Film Festival, 2011
Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival, 2011
Sarajevo International Film Festival, 2011
Gijón International Film Festival, 2011
Durban International Film Festival, 2011
New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, 2011
New Zealand Film Festival, 2011
Cinematek Bruxelles, 2011
Art Film Fest Bratislava, 2011
Max Ophüls Prize Filmfestival, 2012