Die Frau mit einem Schuh

TV-Movie | AT 2013 | 90' | OV

In late April, the great Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger died unexpectedly at the age of 54 on a film shoot in Africa. DIE FRAU MIT EINEM SCHUH is the last work he was able to complete and his only made-for-television film. Anyone who only knows Glawogger as a documentary filmmaker of visual stunners like WORKING MAN’S DEATH and MEGACITIES will be surprised by this quirky country thriller full of quintessentially Austrian humour. The story revolves around a tough detective (Nina Proll, donning sunglasses and a leather jacket on a motorbike) whose village life mostly involves battling her boredom rather than fighting crime – until parts of a corpse are found in a pond one day. The murder victim appears to be a fugitive criminal escaped from a nearby correctional facility a year ago. In the course of the investigation, Glawogger gradually sketches a fond, albeit slightly scornful panorama of everyday life in Lower Austria’s Neunkirchen region. He called his film »a kind of ‘Fargo’ in the summer.«

Director
Michael Glawogger
Script
Michael Glawogger
Producers
Peter Wirthensohn, Thomas Pridnig
Photography
Carsten Thiele
Editor
Andrea Wagner
Sound
Dietmar Zuson
Music
Norbert Wally/The Base
Production Design
Maria Gruber
Costume
Martina List
Principal Cast
Nina Proll, Karl Fischer, Johannes Krisch, Edita Malovcic, Wolf Bachofner, Robert Palfrader, Hary Prinz

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Selected filmography Michael Glawogger

NACKTSCHNECKEN (2003), SLUMMING (2006), CONTACT HIGH (2009), WHORES GLORY (2011)