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Fear of Heights (1994)

Höhenangst (original title)
This is an unusal love story between Mario, a young man from the city, who despite his age has already failed in life, and a country-woman from a small village in the provinces who is ... See full summary »

Director:

Houchang Allahyari

Writers:

Houchang Allahyari, Tom-Dariusch Allahyari (as Tom D. Allahyari) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Fritz Karl ... Mario
Dolores Schmidinger Dolores Schmidinger ... Elfi Gusenleitner
Leon Askin ... Vater Gusenleitner
Michael Niavarani Michael Niavarani ... Paul
Marjam Allahyari Marjam Allahyari ... Klaudia (as Maryam Allahyari)
Hanno Pöschl Hanno Pöschl ... Marios Vater
Edith Nordegg Edith Nordegg ... Marios Mutter
Cecile Nordegg Cecile Nordegg ... Marios Mutter, jung (as Cécile Nordegg)
Sigrid Hauser Sigrid Hauser ... Sabine
Anthony Nabawi Anthony Nabawi ... Marylin
Alfons Haider ... Karl Prokopp
Michael Mohapp Michael Mohapp ... Bürgermeister
John Ottwald John Ottwald ... Wirt (as Ottwald John)
Christa Urbanek Christa Urbanek ... Wirtin
Karoline Steindl Karoline Steindl ... Wirtstochter
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This is an unusal love story between Mario, a young man from the city, who despite his age has already failed in life, and a country-woman from a small village in the provinces who is disenchanted with life. Wanting to start life afresh, Mario flees to the countryside and ends up on a mountain farm that belongs to Ms Gusenleitner and her father, who gives him work as a farmhand for bed and board. For the first time in his life, Mario comes to experience love and sexuality without hate and dependency. However, he fears that his idyllic life will be short-lived when his past catches up with him. Written by L.H. Wong <lhwong@iti.gov.sg>

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Drama

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 October 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear of Heights See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At the Opera
Performed by Power Pack
BMG Ariola
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Visually stunning, riveting, surrealistic master piece
3 August 2006 | by iman-roderSee all my reviews

I saw this film about 8 years ago, and it has stayed with me vividly, not many films make that kind of impression on me. Most memorable are the many stunning, often surrealistic visuals throughout the film. The plot and characters are psychologically intriguing and complex. It's the kind of film that could stand to be watched several times, unfortunately I was able to see it only once so far. It's an Austrian film directed by a native Iranian who is also a neurologist. If I remember correctly the director makes a cameo, as he often does in his films. I believe this is his finest work, though many of his films, that I've seen are wonderful. The screenplay was written by his son. I highly recommend this film and that's not only because my uncle made it.


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