New Austrian Cinema


Documentary Film Center

22–28 April 2015

Austrian Cultural Forum
Documentary Cinema Centre
supported by Reiffeisenbank
and Trade Department of Embassy of Austria in Moscow

Über-Ich und Du

Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Year: 2014
Director: Benjamin Heisenberg
Cast: Georg Friedrich, André Wilms, Nicolas Wackerbarth
Genre: comedy
Language: German, French, English, Dutch
Translation: russian subtitles
Time: 1 hour 33 minutes
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Nick Gutlicht, a small-time crook from a working class background who makes a living in the illegal trade of valuable books is in debt and has to go underground. He happens to wind up at the elegant town house of well-known but now elderly philosopher Curt Ledig, who, in spite of his dementia and a pathological aversion to kitchens, is unwilling to move in with his daughter. Thus Nick is hired by the family to look after the old man. Curt can now work on the lecture nobody expects him to be able to give at an impending symposium, and Nick gets a first-rate hide-out. The partnership of convenience between these two individualists soon develops its own momentum. Curt sees in Nick a fascinating new research subject and makes him undergo an absurd therapy. Nick senses in Curt’s phenomenal library a unique opportunity to consolidate his finances. Mayhem of unforeseen proportions ensues.



Moscow: Documentary Film Center

26 April, Sunday

17:00 Über-Ich und Du