Original Title: Kafka, Kiffer und Chaoten
It is summer and five overly-seasoned college students have been given the task of writing a group paper on Franz Kafka’s “The Country Doctor.” At first they are reluctant, but in a cloud of hashish they come up with the idea to film the story instead. Their film location is a campsite in Sicily, which they had already booked ages ago for summer vacation. The technical department consists of a couple “unique” men from the Vienna film scene. To everyone’s surprise, they even manage to get Kafka himself to play a supporting role in the film.
KAFKA, GANJA, MANIACS parodies bizarre artists in a crazy road movie with some animation, video clips, and musical interludes mixed in. Incidentally, Kafka himself also gets the chance to revise his life story and finally live out the rest of his days in happiness.
2014; Austria; Road-movie; 84 minutes; DCP, HDCAM-SR; 1:1.85; Dolby SRD; Original Language: German; Subtitles: English
Kurt Palm, Reinhard Jud
Karina Ressler, Stefan Fauland
COSTUME AND ANIMATION:
Karin Yoko Jochum
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.
2005 The Measuring of the Calves
2003 The Cut Through the Throat
1997 At Swim-Two-Birds
2007 Hermes Phettberg, Wretch
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).
2014 Kafka, Ganja, Maniacs
2007 Midsummer Madness
2005 Fremde Haut
2004 Fräulein Phyllis
2012 Slatin Pascha
2011 Gas Monopoly