Altes Geld

Mini-Series | AT 2014 | 2 x 45' | OV

DALLAS meets Thomas Bernhard – that is one way to capture the essence of David Schalko’s new series. Anyone expecting the Austrian director to strike gentler notes after the success of BRAUNSCHLAG could not have been more wrong. ALTES GELD (OLD MONEY) probes the deepest abysses and cultivates the blackest humor in German-language series in a long time. Called a »story without empathy« by Schalko himself, it revolves around a ruthless patriarch, Rolf Rauchensteiner (Udo Kier), and his equally depraved children. The business tycoon desperately needs a new liver. His solution: whoever brings him the vital organ will be the sole heir to his fortune. Schalko depicts the super-rich as a caste that has parted with morality and compassion long ago – they leave such petty concerns to the middle class. They are driven by greed, and »Freunderlwirtschaft« – the Austrian flavor of cronyism – governs all their actions. While BRAUNSCHLAG is slated for a U.S. remake, it is rather doubtful that Hollywood will consider the same for ALTES GELD.

Director
David Schalko
Script
David Schalko
Producers
John Lueftner, David Schalko
Executive Producer
Wolfgang König
Music
Kyrre Kvam, Odo
Sound
Walter Amann, Odo Grötschnig, Gerhard Daurer,
Production Design
Hubert Klausner, Hannes Salat
Costumes
Alfred Mayerhofer
Casting
Rita Waszilovics
Principal Cast
Udo Kier, Sunnyi Melles, Nora von Waldstätten, Nicholas Ofczarek, Manuel Rubey

International Sales

SUPERFILM Filmproductions GmbH
Ziegelgasse 1
1070 Wien
Austria

Selected filmography David Schalko

WILLKOMMEN IN ÖSTERREICH (2007), DAS WUNDER VON WIEN (2008), DER AUFSCHNEIDER (2010), WIE MAN LEBEN SOLL (2011), DER ÜBERFALL (2012), BRAUNSCHLAG (2012)