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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Friday, October 24 • 8:15pm - 9:55pm
Taking it Back

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(Austria) RT: 94 Mins

Writer/Director: Andreas Schmied (in attendance)

Cast: Michael Ostrowski, Hilde Dalik

Patrick Angerer is not especially impressed when his co-workers at Steelworks Falkendorf begin to protest the new wages set by Inneholm, a Swedish private equity firm that recently assumed responsibility of the factory. However, when his ex, Babs Brossmann, shows up in town with her new partner and arrogant boyfriend, Ulf, on behalf of the workers union, Patrick decides to take action. As negotiations take a dive and replacement workers are assembled, it is up to Patrick and his FC Steelworks football team to save the factory for the shady corporate sharks, whose only concern is draining the last few profits out of the business. Taking It Back is a whimsical look at corporate politics, blue-collar perseverance, and reconciling old love.

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Andreas Schmied

writer/director Taking It Back
Andreas Schmied spent his childhood in a small village in the austrian mountains. He began his directing career in his teens, shooting shorts with his friends and music videos for local musicians. | Moving to Vienna in 1998 Schmied shot dozens of low budget videos where he served as his own cinematographer, editor and production designer. | | In 1999, he started his own TV production company, SofaSafari, and wrote, produced and directed... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 8:15pm - 9:55pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

Attendees (44)