A film by Ruth Rieser
A 2021, documentary, 121 min
© RR * Filmproduktion

Georg Stefan Troller, born on December 10, 1921 in Vienna, has been working as a documentarist, writer, screenwriter, and television journalist for many decades.
Apart from short visits to his native city, the “poet of the documentary” was lost to Vienna in 1938. His escape to the USA and return to Europe as a US soldier in World War II finally led him to Paris, from where, in addition to the “Pariser Journal” and “Personenbeschreibungen”, he shot numerous documentaries for German TV stations. This documentary focuses on a selection from this treasure of films with which he shaped an entire generation of filmmakers. Georg Stefan Troller shares his approach as a filmmaker and generously lets us in on his motives for design and content decisions, which are ultimately also linked to his own personal history. The film was shot with Georg Stefan Troller in Paris, Vienna and Dachau.

Synopsis short:
Georg Stefan Troller, born 1921 in Vienna, has been working as a documentarist, writer, screenwriter and television journalist for many decades.
One of the most distinguished filmmakers in his field Georg Stefan Troller discloses his very personal approach to his work which is based on his exceptional life experience covering the last hundred years.


“kinokino Audience Award – 2nd Place“
World Premiere at the festival “DOK.fest MÜNCHEN“ (5. – 23. May 2021)
Out of more than 100 nominees the film won the “kinokino Audience Award – 2nd Place“


Kinostart 2021

Team
Idea, concept, direction and production: Ruth Rieser

Dramaturgical consultant: Hubert Canaval
Cinematographer: Volker Gläser

Shooting in PARIS
Original sound recording: Lars Verkolege
Sound and camera assistant: Leonard Rieser

Shooting in DACHAU
2. cinematographer: Anna Crotti
Original sound recording: Sebastian Wagner

Shooting in WIEN
2. cinematographer: Sonja Aufderklamm
Camera assistant: Leonard Rieser
Original sound recording: Ines Vorreiter
Still photos: Robert Newald
Driver and cineaste: Marian Mlynek

Film editor: Karin Hammer
Editing assistants: Julia Willi, Barbara Seidler
Sound design: Veronika Hlawatsch
Co-dialog editor: Johannes Konecny
Sound mix: Manfred Folie
Coloring: Susi Dollnig
Title design and animation: Matthias Halibrand

Transcriptions: Carla Stepanik, Caroline Handler, Gerhard Glattauer
Archive coordination: Julia Willi
Post production coordination: Philipp L. Grandits
Film management: Lukas Stepanik and Office Rudolf Frisch
Production assistant: Leonard Rieser
Line producer: Lukas Stepanik

Sound studio: Tremens-Film Tonstudio
Image post production: Listo Mediaservices and The Grand Post

Produced with the support of
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich
Stadt Wien Kultur
Land Kärnten Kultur
Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich

In cooperation with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) – Film/TV Agreement

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