30.09. - 09.10.2021

Fly away home Austria 2016 | 109 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Mirjam Unger

Mirjam Unger (*1970) studierte Regie an der Filmakademie Wien. Für ihren ersten Dokumentarfilm Vienna’s Lost Daughters(Filmfest Hamburg 2007) wurde sie bei der Diagonale in Graz mit demPublikumspreis ausgezeichnet. 2013 zeigte Filmfest Hamburg ihr Musikerinnen-Porträt Oh Yeah, She Performs!.

rated for 0 + years
Vienna 1945; the end of the Second World War through the eyes of 10-year old Christine. Bombed out of her home and completely destitute, she and her mother flee to a villa in Neuwaldegg. Later, they're joined by her father who has deserted. Together, they long for the war to end. After the Nazi capitulation, Red Army soldiers are quartered in the house. Everyone is scared of the Russians, as they're supposed to be unpredictable -- only Christine isn't. For her, the general anarchy is like a great adventure. Cheeky and inquisitive, she explores her surroundings and the new arrivals – and finds afriend in the Russian cook Cohn. Maikäfer flieg is the filmed adaptation of the autobiography of Christine Nöstlinger,a well-known writer of children's books, and portrays the end of the war through the bizarre, imaginative gaze of a child.
Original title: Maikäfer flieg
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Eurovisuell
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Mirjam Unger
Screenplay: Sandra Bohle, Mirjam Unger
Cast: Zita Gaier, Ursula Strauss, Gerald Votava, Konstantin Khabensky, Krista Stadler, Heinz Marecek, Paula Brunner, Bettina Mittendorfer, Lino Gaier, Denis Burgazliev, Ivan Shvedoff, Markus Schwärzer, Lissy Pernthaler, Hilde Dalik
Producer: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Director of Photography: Eva Testor
Music: Eva Jantschitsch
Production Design: Katharina Wöppermann
Editor: Niki Mossböck
Sound: 0
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Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Austrian Film Commission
German Distributor:
World Sales: Autlook
Production: KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production
Contact: Julia Norz, KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production:


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