Taking It Back

Die Werkstürmer

A film by Andreas Schmied

in general Feature Film, A 2013
Genre Comedy
Duration 94 min
Format DCP I 1:2,35 I 5.1 surround sound
Original version German

A production of Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion.

With financial support of
Austrian Film Institute, Filmstandort (FISA), ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Vienna Film Fund, Cinestyria Filmcommission und Fonds, Cine Art Steiermark

Most of the time, Patrick Angerer enjoys a pretty laid back view of life. But things suddenly begin to get interesting for Patrick when his ex, Barbara Brossmann, still the great love of his life, is sent to Falkendorf as the union's lawyer: as she's brought along her new partner. 



  • Audience Award in the category "Stories From Abroad" at the Austin Film Festival, Texas



michael ostrowski
Patrick Angerer
hilde dalik Babs Brossmann
oliver rosskopf Ulf Horvath
holger schober Erich Geigl
carola pojer Adriana Pfandl
manuel rubey Christoph Berkovic
peter strauß Walter Linko
karin kienzer Gerti Linko
harry lampl Marco
simon hatzl Tranninger
karl fischer Commanding Officer Hallach
philipp rudig Banana Joe
susi stach Geigls secretary
julia jelinek Assistant of Berkovic
guest appearance by Marion Mitterhammer


written and directed by
Andreas Schmied
director of Photography Petra Korner
production designer Martin Reiter
edited by
Hannes Anderwald
music BY
Bernd Jungmair, Markus Gartner, Stefan Jungmair
costume design by
Theresa Ebner-Lazek
make-up design by Sam Dopona

Sound Mixer Odo Grötschnig
SOUNDDESIGNer & Re-Recording mixer
Thomas Pötz
Casting by Eva Roth, Rita Waszilovics
production manager Gottlieb Pallendorf

Executive Producer Johanna Scherz

Producer Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr


Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis
  Saarbrücken, Germany, 2014
Diagonale  Graz, Austria, 2014
EU-Filmzyklus  Maputo, Mosambik, 2014
Austin Film Festival  Austin, Texas, 2014

Theatrical release Austria: 25th July 2013



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