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Ludwig Wüst

Austria 2020. 74 Min.
Color. DCP. E

Two friends, a fairly successful Viennese actor and a musician from America, meet again in Vienna after 15 years. From the very first image, Ludwig Wüst touches upon everything that will be permanently negotiated over the following 74 minutes: the concept of "home", the loss of the same, and what it does to you. The two of them first stroll through the urban wasteland behind the Praterstern, a working-class residential area, where a new "smart city" is being built. They drink beer in the Prater park and talk about the precariat, their past, the changing city and an uncertain future. The next day, they take a trip to the Burgenland, to the " house of the father". The expedition to this house, which looks strikingly similar to the real parental home of the Wüst family in Oberpfalz (which is due to be torn down this year), develops into a journey into the actor's self: memories he believed were buried resurface painfully, but in the end there is hope for a possible reconciliation with the past.

 

Thanks to his choice of cinematic means, Wüst here once again proves himself as a master of reduction and thereby achieves a radical narrative authenticity. (bb)

CREDITS

DirectorLudwig Wüst
ScreenplayLudwig Wüst
CinematographyLudwig Wüst
EditingLukas J. Beck
WithAndrew Brown, Markus Schramm, Roswitha Soukup
ProducerLudwig Wüst
DistributionLudwig Wüst, Wien, www.ludwigwuest.works

Ludwig Wüst