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Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (2014)

A long time ago, the so-called "Google Wars" engulfed the whole world in a deadly chain reaction. Civilization came to a grinding halt. But there is still hope. This is the story of a new beginning...
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Freeman Stuart Freeman ... Rebellious narrator
Sophia Grabner Sophia Grabner ... Alalia Grundschober
Lukas Tagwerker Lukas Tagwerker ... Fratt Aigner
Martin Auer Martin Auer ... Thurnher von Pjölk
Roland Gratzer ... Postal officer Böllerbauer
Evelyn Fürlinger Evelyn Fürlinger ... Postal officer Wottl
Jeff Ricketts ... Chairman of Farmers' Association
Manuel Bräuer Manuel Bräuer ... Agitated farmer
James Brothwell James Brothwell ... Agitated farmer
Tom De Roeck Tom De Roeck ... Agitated farmer
Rebecca Alice Döltl Rebecca Alice Döltl ... Agitated farmer
Clara Gallistl Clara Gallistl ... Agitated farmer
Thomas Kranabetter Thomas Kranabetter ... Agitated farmer
Martin Pichlmair Martin Pichlmair ... Agitated farmer
Ben Posch Ben Posch ... Agitated farmer
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The growing tension between the last two remaining superpowers -­ China and Google -­ escalates in the early 21st century, and results in the global inferno of the "Google Wars". But the years go by, radioactive dust settles on old battlegrounds, and a New World rises from the ashes of the old. Fratt Aigner, a seedy journalist, and Alalia Grundschober, a nerdy technician, live and work in Mega City Schwechat: the biggest semi-urban sprawl in the foothills of what remained of the Alps. Newspaper mogul Thurnher von Pjölk assigns them a special task: to venture into the boondocks of the Gstetten and find the legendary Echsenfriedl. It is the beginning of a journey full of dangers, creatures and precarious working conditions. Written by monochrom

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Je me souviens.


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Austria

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English | German

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10 March 2014 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gstetten Saga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl See more »

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$7,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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The crew asked a real-estate owner for permission to shoot a scene on his property. He granted access, and pre-production for the scene started. Only when a crew member, en passant, mentioned that the movie would air on Austrian public broadcasting network ORF, the real-estate owner angrily withdrew his permission. Quote: "I will never ever support anything that will be aired on ORF. Never ever!" See more »

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Postal officer Böllerbauer: The hills are alive with the sound of illiterate nostalgics!
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Don't be evil...
14 April 2014 | by rosebud017See all my reviews

Invigorating no-budget agitprop craziness by Austrian art-tech-maniacs "monochrom". Grenzfurthner and his merry band of discourse-pranksters are well-known for creating interesting little universes (like "Soviet Unterzoegersdorf") to make entertaining political and philosophical statements. "Die Gstettensaga", their first feature film, is taking classic post-apocalyptic tropes to tell a story of subculture and its inevitable corruption and decay. Is it an allegory for the Egyptian Revolution of 2011? Or for the demise of punk? Or for the impossibility of freedom of information? All of it, I assume, and more... and spiced with plenty of nerdy references that will make you squeal with delight.

Gstettensaga is a lot of fun -- and it will leave you with a refreshingly bitter aftertaste.


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