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Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! (2008)

The life story of 80'ies Austrian superstar Falco, the man behind the monster hit "Rock me, Amadeus". The story of Johann "Falco" Hölzel from young kid, the road from a band to his solo career, and to his tragic death.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuel Rubey ...
Falco
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Jacqueline A.
Christian Tramitz ...
Horst Bork
Martin Loos ...
Billy Filanowski
Nicholas Ofczarek ...
Markus Spiegel
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Maria Hölzel
Markus Mössmer ...
Hansi Lang
Doris Golpashin ...
Chouchou
David Haderer ...
Hansi Hölzel als Junge
Sebastian Gerlich ...
Billy Filanowski als Junge
Sunnyi Melles ...
Prostituierte Bar Bijou
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Ö3 Redakteur
Stefanie Dvorak ...
Ö3 Redakteurin
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Kellnerin
Magdalena Achleitner ...
Carolina Tanja
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"Falco - Verdammt wir leben noch" deals with life, work and tragic death of Johann "Falco" Hölzel. The biopic is portraying his work through his early days, as member of the Viennese band "Drahdiwaberl" and later with his own hits as solo artist, like "Der Kommissar", "Wiener Blut" and his worldwide smash-hit "Rock Me Amadeus". Written by themoth-1

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€3,000,000 (estimated)
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Manuel Rubey was first set to play Wickerl Adam but after Robert Stadlober left production, he replaced him in the main role as Johann 'Falco' Hölzel. See more »

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Johann 'Falco' Hölzel: Ich bin ein leidenschaftlicher Raucher, ich rauch schon, seit ich atmen kann, inzwischen hat's sogar meine Mutter gemerkt.
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Features A Scoundrel's Honour (1966) See more »

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Hoch wie nie
Performed by Manuel Rubey
Lyrics by Falco
Music by Robert Ponger
Verlag: Edition Falkenhorst / PS Music Wien
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Austria)
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Original sex and drugs-story about Austrian mega star
8 November 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This Austrian autobiographic film about Austrian superstar Falco and his life from young boy to superstardom to tragic death, all bathed in Falcos hits from "Der Kommisar" to "Jeannie".

The film shock opens with Grace Jones telling about the horror in what happened when he tragically died. Just after we go back to his childhood years when he played organ in the church, and becoming a school dropout dreaming of being a new Elvis.

The film is different and interesting all the way, and manages to capture a life often in chaos. Falco is fabulously portrayed here, by Manuel Rubey as an ingenious but also very insecure and sometimes quite opposite, emotionally and artistic unstable artist.

The film manages to tell the story of sex,drugs and rock'n'roll in an original way, steering outside the clichés that makes a film like this boring. The telling rhythm which is very different, and baffles you a bit. The story is still mostly chronologically told, but gives short glimpses to the end so you realize the end is nearer than you would think during the whole film.

The film is scattered with his hit songs, adding a lot of 80'ies nostalgia, which for me adds to the pleasure. Recommended watch.


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