Kurt Langbein


Kurt Langbein, born in 1953, holds a degree in sociology from Vienna University. 1979 – 1989 documentary filmmaker and feature-journalist with ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), 1989 – 1992 Austrian news editor with the news-magazine „profil“, since 1992 at „Langbein & Partner Media“ as CEO and producer and director of several documentaries and TV-reports. Writer of several non-fiction books (e.g. Bitter Pills 1983, Guidebook to Healthfulness1986, Prolonging Life – At What Cost 1994, 1996, The Medicine Syndicate 2003, Medicine: Classified Information 2009, Pushing Down Daisies – Life After Cancer 2012). 2011 he was awarded the Leopold Ungar-Prize for his TV documentary „The Sense of Endowing“, 2013 he was accorded with the Axel-Corti-Award for Service of Excellence in Broadcasting and TV.

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Christian Brüser


Christian Brüser was born in 1964 in Baden-Württemberrg and grew up in Bavaria. He studied Indian Studies, Tibetan Studies and Buddhist Studies in Munich, India and Vienna and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. Since 1995 he has been working as a freelance radio and TV journalist and as screenwriter. His makes TV documentaries with a focus on Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia etc.) for the „Weltjournal“ at ORF, as well as documentaries and features for every public broadcaster in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Brüser has been awarded several prizes for his work, including: Radio Basel Foundation Award for “Quranic School Pupil – My Time in a Pakistani Madrasa”, Marler Media Award for Human Rights of Amnesty International for the TV-report “A Terribly High Price: Low Cost Clothing and Suicide of Indian Workers” and the Prälat Leopold Ungar Prize for his radio feature on land grabbing.

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Wolfgang Thaler

Director of Photography

  Since 1988    Wolfgang Thaler, born in Möllbrücke/Austria, has been working as     freelance cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. After his TV reports In the Land of Bod (1993) and Arktis Nordost (Arctic North-East) (1994) had attracted a lot of attention and earned him praise, Michael Glawogger hired him in 1997 as cinematographer for Megacities.   In 1998,   he for the first time worked together with Ulrich Seidl on the documentary about fun fairs, Fun without Limits.    Wolfgang Thaler has cooperated particularly intensively with both directors: For Glawogger he did Megacities (1997), France, here we are! (1999), Slugs (2004), Workingman’s Death (2006) and Contact’s High (2009).  He stood behind the camera for Seidl for the following films: Dog Days (2001), Jesus, You Know (2002) and the prize-winning Import/Export (2007).   As director Thaler is, amongst other movies, responsible for the cinema documentary Ameisen - Die heimliche Weltmacht (Ants – The Secret Global Power) (2005).   After winning the Austrian „Romy“ as best cinematographer in 1999 and the Cinematographers Prize at Diagonale, the Festival of Austrian Film, in 2006 for Workingman’s Death, Wolfgang Thaler was awarded the Marburger Kamerapreis for his existing oeuvre.

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Sound Editor: Armin Koch, Martin Stiendl 

Editor: Andrea Wagner

Assistant Editor: Mathias Kronfuß

Music: Thomas Kathriner

Air Photographs: Udo Maurer, Patrick Lavaud

Camera Assistants: Alois Kozar, Boris Steiner, Sebastian Thaler, Andreas Varga

Unit Manager: Christian Brüser

Sound Mixer: Michael Plöderl, Klaus Gartner, Blautöne

Sounddesign: Michael Schreiber, Blautöne

Titel Image Andreas Habermaier, Synchro Film & Video

Colour Grading: Matthias Tomasi, Synchro Film & Video

DCP Creation: Christian Strobl, Synchro Film & Video

Assistants: Michael Reiterer, Andrea Unterweger

Script Consultant: Ursula Wolschlager

Production Manager: Claudia Rabl

Editorial Team: Ed Moschitz, Christian Riehs