Film - New German TV Movies Filmfest 2019


Directed by Barbara Eder


Director: Barbara Eder
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Austria
Year: 2019
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Melika Foroutan, Charlotte Schwab, Noelia Chirazi, Harald Windisch, Martin Niedermair



Police officer Markus Glösl calls prosecutor Fida Emam to the scene of an alleged suicide. An employee of the financial regulatory authority has been found hanging from a bridge across the river Danube. Glösl wants Fida to order an autopsy and open an investigation on suspicion of murder. Fida soon learns that the victim was investigating a private bank in Vienna suspected of shady dealings with a radical Islamic group. She comes to the painful realization that her teenage daughter Aline not only harbors sympathy for this group; she has also fallen for one of her schoolmates, who is part of Imam Ahmed Rahimsai's inner circle. Fida's investigation brings her closer and closer to two extremely dangerous individuals who plan to permanently destabilize central Europe. When she realizes that she herself is at the center of this plan, it's almost too late.

Meet the director


Barbara Eder

Barbara Eder was born in Eisenstadt, Austria, in 1976. She studied film directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Since 2002, she has worked as a freelance director and author in film and television. Her first motion picture, INSIDE AMERICA, received the Special Award of the Jury at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken in 2011. Her documentary PROFILERS, GAZE INTO THE ABYSS (2013) received a Romy, an Austrian award for film and television productions. Her second feature film, THANK YOU FOR BOMBING (2015), was designated best Austrian film (Austrian Film Award), best German-language film (Schweizer Filmfest), and best film (Filmkunstfest Schwerin). Eder also received the award for best director (Austrian Film Award) as well as the Fipresci Award in Schwerin.


Screenplay: Martin Ambrosch
Director of Photography: Martin Gschlacht
Film Editor: Karin Hammer
Composer: Johannes Vogel
Production Designer: Katrin Huber, Gerhard Dohr
Costume Design: Christine Ludwig
Sound: Axel Traun
Producer: Bettina Kuhn
Production Company: Satel Film GmbH
World Sales: Beta Film GmbH
Editor: Daniel Blum / Sabine Weber
TV channel: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Österreichische Rundfunk (ORF)