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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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Stuart Freeman ...
Rebellious narrator
Sophia Grabner ...
Alalia Grundschober
Lukas Tagwerker ...
Fratt Aigner
Martin Auer ...
Thurnher von Pjölk
Roland Gratzer ...
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Evelyn Fürlinger ...
Postal officer Wottl
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Chairman of Farmers' Association
Manuel Bräuer ...
Agitated farmer
James Brothwell ...
Agitated farmer
Tom De Roeck ...
Agitated farmer
Rebecca Alice Döltl ...
Agitated farmer
Clara Gallistl ...
Agitated farmer
Thomas Kranabetter ...
Agitated farmer
Martin Pichlmair ...
Agitated farmer
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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10 March 2014 (Austria)  »

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$7,000 (estimated)
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Don't be evil...
14 April 2014 | by (Germany) – See 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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