THE MEASURING OF THE CALVES

THE MEASURING OF THE CALVES

Original Title: Der Wadenmesser Oder Das Wilde Leben Des W. Mozart

Synopsis

Beyond the well-worn paths of reception, Kurt Palm sets off on a search for the now hazy trail of the genius known as “Amadeus” and discovers a master of scatological humor, an obsessive gambler and anarchist who liked to be called “Lord von Pigdick.” Kurt Palm, well-known Austrian playwright and director, has set off on the trail of an individual everyone’s supposedly familiar with: Wolfgang “Amadeus” Mozart, universally loved composer and genius from Salzburg.

Technical Information

2005; Austria; Documentary; 90 minutes; HDCAM; 1:1.77 (16:9); Stereo; Original Language: German; Subtitles: English

DIRECTOR

Kurt Palm

D.O.P.

Hermann Dunzendorfer

EDITOR

Karina Ressler

MUSIC

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, Chrono Popp, Andreas Karner

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Fischer Film

PRODUCER

Markus Fischer

SOUND

Roland Freinschlag

Kurt Palm

Kurt Palm

Rüdiger Wolf

Rüdiger Wolf

Hans Bankl

Hans Bankl

Julius Müller

Julius Müller

Evelyne Martinek

Evelyne Martinek

Stefan Weber

Stefan Weber

Geneviève Geffray

Geneviève Geffray

KURT PALM

In 1981 Palm wrote his dissertation on Brecht and Austira at the University of Salzburg. Since 1982, Kurt Palm works as a director, writer and educational worker. In 1989 he founded the legendary theater group Sparverein “Die Unzertrennlichen” in Vienna. From 1994 to 1996 he directed 24 episodes of the show hosted by Hermes Phettberg. Since November 19th 1998 Palm is a member of the Society of Jem Casey, Dublin. He lives in Vienna and Litzlberg am Attersee.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2005 The Measuring of the Calves

2003 The Cut Through the Throat

1997 At Swim-Two-Birds

Feature Documentary

2007 Hermes Phettberg, Wretch

Der Standard

[…] extremely amusing and extraordinary.

Andreas Ungerböck

coming soon…

MARKUS FISCHER

After finishing high school (1979) and job training, Markus Fis­cher began working as a cinematographer. In 1988 he passed the state-certified producer exam and founded Fischer Markus Film­produktion, based in Linz, Upper Austria. 

In 1998, Markus Fischer decided to take a further step towards more independence and founded the Vienna-based Fischer Film GmbH. 

With this company, it is Fischer’s goal to develop and produce Aus­trian films by well known filmmakers, as well as by young and tal­ented writers, directors and artists and also European Co-Produc­tions. Markus Fischer is a member of the “aafp – Association of Austrian Film Producers,” the Association of the Music and Film Industry Austria, and an EAVE graduate (Les Entrepre­neurs de l’Audiovisuel Europeen).

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2014 Kafka, Ganja, Maniacs

2007 Midsummer Madness

2005 Fremde Haut

2004 Fräulein Phyllis

 

Feature Documentary

2012 Slatin Pascha

2011 Gas Monopoly