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Producer: Amour Fou Vienna
Financing: Majoritarian coproduction
Co-Producer: Take Five (BE)
Year: 2019
Grant amount: € 452.000
Category: Spielfilm
Genre: drama
Director: Evi Romen
Writer: Evi Romen
Cinematographer: Jerzy Palacz
Key cast: Thomas Prenn, Josef Mohamed
Locations: Vienna, Lower Austria, South Tyrol

Mario just loves to dance but for someone like him to make a career of it is impossible. His friend Lenz who comes from the same village can look into a bright future as an actor – he is the son of an urban vintner while Mario lives with his mother above the village butcher’s shop, fights his addiction to drugs and keeps his head above the water with odd jobs. During a stay in Rome where Lenz is about to embark on a scholarship for talented students, they become victims of a terror attack. Lenz dies. Mario survives uninjured. After his return Mario finds no support in the village structure, the Catholic church can provide no succour and it seems as if it is notonly Lenz’s parents who think that the wrong one has been taken. Mario meets Nadim, who distributes Korans in the pedestrian zone. Unexpectedly Mario finds support with Nadim and his brothers, and help in overcoming his addiction. Mario’s transformation into a Muslim is an affront to the whole village.

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