INFO

Year:

2009

Genre:

Thriller

Locations:

Vienna

Script:

Detlef Michel

Director:

Urs Egger

Camera:

Martin Kukula

Cutter:

Andreas Herzog

Music:

Marius Ruhland


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Rude Awakening

PLOT

The famous pianist Birgit has a seemingly harmonious marriage with her husband Frederik. Thanks to their comfortable financial state, they have had enough money for Frederik to build up a car dealership. However, Birgit begins to suspect that her husband is having an affair and confronts him – but Frederik vehemently denies her accusations.

 

In the meantime, the relationship between Ilona and Juergen has gone downhill, with the waitress constantly trying to escape from her partner’s violent outbursts. For some time already, she has succeeded in fleeing from Juergen – directly into Frederik’s arms. After a while, Birgit’s doubts are undeniably confirmed: Frederik has rented an apartment as a love nest where he and Ilona regularly meet.

 

Birgit is deeply hurt by his cheating, but even more so by his bold and shameless lies. As she confronts him in his apartment, the two start a heated argument, which suddenly ends when Frederik crashes through the window and falls to the pavement below. A wave of horror overcomes Birgit: she could be accused of murder! In panic, she rushes out of the apartment to her car, but it has disappeared! Ilona has stolen Birgit’s car in a desperate attempt to escape from her jealous husband, who had been waiting at the apartment complex’s entrance. Driven by terror, Ilona runs Juergen over, leaving him with a broken neck.

 

After meeting for the first time, Ilona and Birgit quickly forge an alliance and devise a plan that would prevent them both from landing in jail. However, Frederik has survived the fall and is about to awake from his coma…


 

Partner

Editorial Department:

Anja Helmling-Grob/ZDF

Andrea Artner/ORF

 

 

Subsidy Agencies:

Fernsehfonds Austria

 

 

 

Cast
Crew
Name
Part

Nina Proll

Ilona Weber

Prod. Manager

Robert Opratko

Uwe Ochsenknecht

Frederik Amberg

Sound

Thomas Szabolcs

Lisa Martinek

Birgit Amberg

Set designer

Bertram Reiter

Max von Thun

Daniel Czerny

Costume

Birgit Hutter

Katja Kolm

Ärztin

Make up

Monika Fischer-Vorauer

 

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