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DIRECTOR:
 Käthe Kratz
 www.extrafilm.at
SYNOPSIS:
'You can take a person out of Vienna, but you can't take Vienna out of a person.' (Curtis Brown, Neenah, Wisconsin) 'This hatred of Austria is so deep and unbounded because the love is so unbounded.' (Gerda Lederer, New York) 'I have only one wish, that this city, this country should say that they are terribly sorry.' (Anne Kelemen, New York) Three former residents of Vienna, Anne (Anny) Kelemen, Gerda Lederer and Curtis Brown (Kurt Braun), return to the city where they were born. They are invited by the 'Lost Neighborhood' memorial project, part of which is the reconstruction of the façade of a synagogue destroyed 60 years ago. The stories told by these three emigrants are juxtaposed with images of this project, resulting in a dramatic, humorous and moving documentary of Jewish life in 1930s Vienna.
TECHNICAL DATA:
Running time/min
91

Format:
16mm

Screen ratio:
1:1.66

Sound:
Joe Knauer

Language spoken:
German

Subtitles:
English

Country of origin:
Austria

Year of production:
1999
Credits:
Director(s):
Käthe Kratz

Writer(s):
Käthe Kratz

Cinematographer(s):
Astrid Heubrandtner, Peter Freiss, Bernd Neuburger

Producer(s):
Lukas Stepanik, Bernd Neuburger

Production Company:
Extrafilm
Schloesselgasse 22/6
1080 Vienna, Austria
Tel: (+43 1) 581 78 96
Fax: (+43 1) 971 25 49
E-Mail: extrafilm@chello.at
Web: www.extrafilm.at