Grenzfälle - erzählt von Robert Menasse

Together with the dedicated Austrian writer Robert Menasse we seek the inner and outer borders of his country in the heart of Europe. The film accompanies the writer on his quest for a European culture into a new, never known boundlessness, as well as for new borders. CROSSING BORDERS illustrates the limitations in minds and in landscapes as well as in culture and politics.

Director's Biography
Kurt Langbein, born 1953, studied sociology in Vienna. From 1979 to 1989 he worked as a documentarist and journalist at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF. Since 1992 Kurt Langbein has been an executive at "Langbein & Partner Media" and has made numerous documentaries and TV reports as producer and director. Langbein is also the author of various nonfiction books. // Films (Selected): DIE MILLIARDENMACHER – GELDVERMEHRUNG ZW. GIER & ETHIK (2008, doc), VOM SINN DES GEBENS – DIE EVOLUTION DER NÄCHSTENLIEBE (2011, doc), GRENZFÄLLE – ERZÄHLT VON ROBERT MENASSE (2012, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2012
Kurt Langbein
Austria / Italy 2012
94 minutes
German version
Screenplay Robert Menasse, Kurt Langbein
Cinematography Caroline Heider/Florian Gebauer/Daniel Mahlknecht
Editing Angela Freingruber
Sound/Sounddesign Armin Koch
Music Otto Lechner, Toni Burger
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