Christian Tramitz and Roland Düringer as a very recently formed duo of folk musicians, hired on short notice:Frank needs the fee for the long-overdue lease on his car, and Mick has already told his friends and family - and especially his son - that his musical breakthrough is finally just around the corner.And so here they are, ready to enter folk music heaven.And absolutely nothing goes according to plan.Just before their appearance the writer of the song that they were due to sing refuses to let them perform it, blaming sudden differences with the group's manager, Damir.But there can be no turning back for Frank and Mick - the gig must go on no matter what.A little song, it'll almost write itself, right? The two musicians have loads of time to conjure up a potential hit song.Loads of time!Well, about four hours anyway. So they get down to work!Between rehearsals, costume problems, and even a police interrogation plus all kinds of artistic tensions, Frank and Mick work feverishly at their hit song.The clock is ticking and the gig looms ever closer.
Nicholas Ofczarek und Robert Palfrader auf einer Tour de Force durch die schattigen Seiten des Landes am Strome. Ein humorvolles Sightseeing in den emotionalen Hinterhöfen einer "Insel der Seligen" im Herzen Europas.
Suburbia - Women on the Edge
Five women, whose biggest challenge so far has been surviving their daily hour-long luxus shopping tours burning up their husband's credit cards, are taken by complete surprise when suddenly one of them is divorced by her husband and thrown out of the house.
Paul Kemp - No Big Deal
Paul Kemp is a mediator by profession. He is a trained psychologist and sociologist with a big heart and understanding of all of people's problems. The clients who come to his practice come from all sections of society and guide him into the field of human shortcomings, where he is required - and able - to demonstrate his skills as a mediator and arbitrator with what are often highly original solutions. But whilst he deals imaginatively and nimbly with the conflicts of others, Paul Kemp has very little grip on his private life and family, where things are increasingly getting out of hand. He has to face his wife's relationship with their neighbour, Christian, and has problems with his business partner, who has driven the company into debt and made a run for it. And Paul Kemp is also involved in a short-term relationship with Lisa that is developing into a long-term catastrophe.
Braunschlag is a more or less idyllic place in Austria, whose inhabitants are a league of their own. Among others there's a former beauty queen, a UFO landing site operator, a pair of weird doctors and the governor's nephew. Gerhard Tschach, mayor of Braunschlag, has a problem: After several failed business ventures, his town is bankrupt. Therefore, with his best friend, disco owner Richard Pfeisinger, he decides to fake a Marian apparition, to make tourists flood the ailing town and bring about the hoped-for financial recovery. Braunschlag starts to flourish, but the two hard-drinking men soon lose control. Somewhere between the delusions of the locals, pressure from the state capital, intractable marital problems and the Vatican, the situation escalates more and more - and the miracle of Braunschlag is becoming a nightmare fast.
Back Pass FC
Old Mr. Drabush was president of the Pernitz football club for many years and long ago, the club had reason to celebrate, too. But now? These days, «Back Pass FC», as it is mockingly called, appears consistently at the tail end of league rankings.
The peaceful life for the tenants of a Salzburg apartment complex is over when the landlord decides that he wants to get rid of them. To make the tenants' time miserable, the owner puts a wicked janitor in charge of the building. That by itself would be a lot to deal with, but many of the residents also have to fight their own personal problems: Take Sarah and Gustl for example, who are going through a divorce, just to end up living together after all. That is dictated not only by economic reasons but also by their love of their son James as well as their affection towards grandfather Willi. Or take a look at Anna, a single mother who has her hands full in coping with her pubescent daughter. Last but nor least there is Turkish citizen Seyfi Ülbül, who lives in his car parked right outside the building falling in love with Sarah.
Dolce Vita & Co.
The series portrays Marios ups and downs in his business and private life, the interaction between restaurant team and Marios family, and special events in his catering business.
"Kaisermühlen Blues" tells the story of the good and the bad events in the life of the inhabitants of "Staircase 10".
Carve the Joint
Even pathologists have their problems. Dr. Fuhrmann discovers this fact every time he leaves the catacombs of the hospital to take up his social life. Clever diagnoses won't help him at all out there; life, particularly his own, is pretty tough going. Failed relationships, daring diagnoses and black humour - Dr. House, move over!
Engineer Breitfuss is unattractive, narrow minded and pedantic. Herr Weber puts his efforts into a casual air, long hair and lucrative paths in the wrong direction. But the two have one thing in common. They hate each other from the bottom of their souls.
Stone Age Affairs
The Stone Valley was claimed by two different clans. The problem was that neither clan could stand the other. And unfortunately the leaders of each were the two most stubborn members of their respective groups imaginable ... Meso, the leader of the hunters and gatherers and Nea, head of the farmers. Both were, of course, firmly convinced that their way of doing things was the right way. Furthermore, Meso had a ravishingly beautiful daughter and Nea a good looking son. And since the Stone Valley was spacious but not that enormous, it was inevitable that one day the two young Stone Valley kids would run into one another. And so the whole mess came to a
head. For now it was, so to speak, an affair of the heart. And when it came to affairs of the heart, regrettably even in those days, people weren't prepared to stand for much nonsense.
Location Vienna: 6 boys and 5 girls, aged from 14 to 17, are searching for their place in the world. The fact that they are from foreign backgrounds, or that their families have chosen to live in Austria, doesn't make the matter any easier. Vienna is their home, and when they have problems at school, with their parents, or in their first relationships, it's the group, or the various friendships within it, that give them support. Self confident and cool, they strut around the city like they own it but still occasionally fall flat on their faces. Most of all, they dream of getting a big break by competing in a breakdance competition and winning. Before they can enter a competition however they need a name - and one is quickly found: «minority:rulez». It's bound to get loud and tumultuous when the film's multilingual, amateur actors cut loose. The only question that remains is: who'll be king of the dancefloor?
Vitásek - A Comedian's Life
The life of a cabaret artist isn't easy. One has to sometimes take unappealing and not so lucrative jobs - office parties, for example. Andreas Vitásek doesn't enjoy them at all - they earn him more money but less respect. But what won't he do to help his family get by and, in particular, to please his teenage daughter. He'd rather enjoy some peace out in the countryside than put up with annoying and terminally stressed managers. Then one day the country's largest TV network makes him an offer, to film an amusing series about his life. So what now? It's hard to know what to do. Is this a chance to go down in television history or the beginning of a never-ending disaster? An entertaining pseudo reality-soap that moves between reality and fantasy, comedy and contemplation.
Four Women and a Funeral
Julie, Maria, Sabine and Henriette - four remarkable women sharing an exceptional pastime - join forces in order to bring some excitement to the boring village life by suspecting murder in all those cases which initially seem to point to the opposite. Never failing to be present at any village funeral, they investigate the deaths by unnatural cause in a highly unconventional way. In the second season of the series, Henriette helps out Julie with a friendly turn, indispensable to Julie's life and as a consequence has to go to jail for quite some time. Mona, a young community doctor with investigative skills and medical expertise, joins the team. Due to her work abroad her sister Lola quickly takes her place in the third season and it doesn't take long until the next case gets them going.
When Mona has to leave the village at the beginning of the fourth season, the young girl Pippa teams up with the Four Women and unknowingly reveals a family secret of Julie.