The Fatherless

Die Vaterlosen

A film by Marie Kreutzer

IN GENERAL Feature Film, A 2011
Genre Drama
LENGTH 112 Min
Original VERSION German

A production of Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion and Witcraft Szenario OG.
In cooperation with KGP - Kranzelbinder Gabriele Productions GmbH

With financial support of
Austrian Film Institute, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Vienna Film Fund, Cinestyria

They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister. Kyra suddenly vanished over twenty years ago during the breakup of the hippie commune where they were all born. She is like a stranger to them now... but when she discovers that her very existence has been kept secret, she starts to uncover old mysteries. And soon all the brothers and sisters find themselves unearthing the roots of their childhood memories they had surpressed in order to survive. In her debut feature film Marie Kreutzer embarks upon an intriguing and disturbing journey into the past, a gripping study of belonging and solitude, bonds and freedom.



Grand Diagonale Prize Feature (Diagonale 2011)

Austrian Association of Cinematographers (AAC) Prize -
Leena Koppe (Diagonale 2011)

Diagonale Prize for Acting - M. Mitterhammer (Diagonale 2011)

Diagonale Prize for Acting - J. Krisch (Diagonale 2011)

Bozner Film Award (Bozner Filmtage 2011)




Andreas Kiendl Vito
Andrea Wenzl Kyra
Emily Cox Mizzi
Philipp Hochmair Niki
Marion Mitterhammer Anna
Sami Loris Miguel
Pia Hierzegger Sophie
Johannes Krisch Hans



written and directed by Marie Kreutzer

dOp Leena Koppe
production designer Martin Reiter
costume design by Veronika Albert

make up design by Sam Dopona

edited by Ulrike Kofler

sound & sound designer Odo Grötschnig

music David Hebenstreit

sound mix Howard Bargroff

Casting by Rita Waszilovics

production manager Gottlieb Pallendorf

line producer Johanna Scherz

producers Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Ursula Wolschlager, Robert Buchschwenter



International Filmfestival Berlin 2011, Berlin
Diagonale 2011, Graz
BAFICI 2011, Buenos Aires

Crossing Europe 2011, Linz

Bozner Filmtage 2011, Bozen

Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju

Shanghai International Film Festival, Shanghai

Los Angeles Film Festival, Los Angeles

Art Film Festival Teplice, Bratislava

Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Karlovy Vary


World premiere:
13 February 2011 at the PANORAMA SPECIAL Section (61st International Berlin Film Festival)               

CINEMA RELEASE DATE (AT): 8th April 2011 


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