Die Kinder lassen grüßen

A Film by Patricia Josefine Marchart

Synopsis

THE CHILDREN SEND THEIR REGARDS. Their names are George, Inge, Jo, Sepp, Paula, Walo, Anita, Klaus and Klaus. They were acolytes, pupils, wards and foster home children, who were sexually, emotionally and physically abused by members of the clergy. Accompanied by the camera, the victims visit the locations of the crimes from back then. Many are making their stories public for the first time. Their families are also only finding out about this hidden pain for the first time. A nightmarish insight into arguably the greatest crime of the post-war period. Yet abuse remains a trauma throughout society, made possible by an environment of repression and of piety. Today, the Church and the state are allies in this cover-up. An accusation that will make you speechless, but also gives hope: „I have said everything, I am no longer a victim“, says Jo, one of the protagonists of the film.

Director

  • Picture of Patricia Josefine Marchart © Patricia Josefine Marchart

    Patricia Josefine Marchart

    Born 1971 in Linz, based in Vienna. Acting studies in Vienna. Studies of visual mediadesign at UGF Linz. Dissertation at the university of applied arts (Vienna). Since 2000 freelance filmmaker and writer.

Awards + Festivals

  • 23rd SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Park City, Utah, USA)January 20, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS 2016 (Official Selection, USA)December 19, 2016
  • 4th NOIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)February 12, 2017
  • 11th ETHNOCINECA – INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA 2017 (ADA - Austrian Documentary Award, Austria)May 4, 2017
  • 2nd DOCUSLATE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)December 2, 2017
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Chennai, India)October 27, 2018

Crew

Director
Patricia Josefine Marchart
Screenplay
Purkarthofer, Rothwangl, Marchart
Producer
Sepp Rothwangl, Christian Fiala, Plattform Betroffener Kirchlicher Gewalt
Director of Photography
Patricia Josefine Marchart
Sound
Georg Sabransky
Editor
Patricia Josefine Marchart, Georg Sabransky
Sound Design
Carlo Pelikan
Music
Carlo Pelikan

Details

Running Time
132'
Shooting Format
Full HD, Apple Prores HQ
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
48k 16bit Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Plattform Betroffener Kirchlicher Gewalt

www.betroffen.at

SALES AGENCY

Andreas Rathammer
FOX medialab & design
Halbgasse 7
1070 Wien, Austria

DIRECTOR

Patricia Josefine Marchart

patricia@schutzfilm.com
www.schutzfilm.com
facebook: Patricia Marchart

http://die-kinder-lassen-gruessen.at/