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The Unfish ()

Der Unfisch (original title)
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Sophie "inherits" her uncle's preserved whale and finds out that whoever sleeps in the whale's belly with her will be granted one wish. That causes chaos and hatred in the village.

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Sophie Moor
Eva Herzig ...
Maria Johler
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Carl
Georges Kern ...
Herr Landauer (as George Kern)
August Schmölzer ...
Bürgermeister
Karl Merkatz ...
Herr Johler
Bibiane Zeller ...
Frau Johler
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Pfarrer
Manuel Löffler ...
Wenzel
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Gendarm Hermann
Hannes Fretzer ...
Gendarm Anton (as Johannes Fretzer)
Rainer Egger ...
Sekretär
Heinrich Schweiger ...
Herr Fink
Gabriela Schmoll ...
Frau Fink (as Gabriella Schmoll)
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Basil
Beatrice Frey ...
Frau Bürgermeister
Gerhard Rühmkorf ...
Wirt
Michou Friesz ...
Wirtin
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Jodok
Theo Schenk ...
Wartender Mann
Heinz Wustinger ...
Schlechte Zähne
Rudolf Knor ...
Busfahrer
Mathias Kahler ...
Der Sportler
Daniela Gäts ...
Dessen Gattin (as Daniela Gaets)
Mátyás Dráfi ...
Roberto
Hanna Held ...
Carls Mutter
Manfred Schauer ...
Fremder
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Michael Köhlmeier ...
Narrator (voice)
Karl Künstler ...
Würstelstandler (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Dornhelm

Written by

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Michael Köhlmeier ... ()

Produced by

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Norbert Blecha ... producer

Music by

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Harald Kloser

Cinematography by

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Michael Riebl ... (as Michi Riebl)

Film Editing by

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Klaus Hundsbichler

Editorial Department

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Erika Heinzl ... negative cutter
Sepp Kloucek ... color grader
Franz Moritz ... assistant editor
Regina Turkka-Schubert ... assistant editor (as Regina Turkka)
Gabi Uhl ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Daniela Stibitz

Production Design by

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Christoph Kanter

Art Direction by

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Christian Marin

Costume Design by

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Max Wohlkönig

Makeup Department

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Vesna Ljoljic ... second makeup artist
Adolf Uhrmacher ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Doro Geyer ... unit manager
Gerhard Hannak ... production manager
Elmar Marker ... set unit manager
Niki Schwab ... set unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Klaus Hundsbichler ... second unit director
Hanus Polak Jr. ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Fritz Martan ... construction coordinator
Fritz Müller ... outdoor props
Hans Wagner ... indoor props

Sound Department

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Hubert Henle ... dolby consultant
Peter Kovarik ... sound assistant
Otger Kunert ... foley artist
Martin Laumann ... sound editor
Stanislav Litera ... sound
Herbert Prasch ... sound
Kurt Rehling ... assistant sound mixer
Thomas Szabolcs ... re-recording mixer / sound editor
Marek Vizner ... assistant sound
Hubert Weninger ... assistant sound mixer (as Hupo Weninger)

Special Effects by

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Peter Blecha ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Georg Diemannsberger ... steadicam operator (as Duli Diemannsberger)
Adi Essl ... dolly
Elsbeth Freidl ... assistant camera
Michael Gartner ... clapper/loader
Stefan Gauss ... lighting technician
Susanne Habitzel ... lighting technician
Uwe Just ... assistant second camera
Marcus Kanter ... assistant second camera
Peter Korrak ... still photographer
Matthias Lackner ... lighting technician
Bernhard Pötscher ... second unit camera
Stefan Schreiber ... assistant second camera
Udo Schreiber ... still photographer
Andreas Schwarzer ... assistant second camera
Walter Stöger ... gaffer
Fritz Ölberg ... second unit camera (as Fritz Oelberg)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Monika Clodi ... assistant costume designer
Monika Gailer ... assistant costume designer
Heike Nebenführ ... wardrobe
Heike Werner ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Bill Cooper ... music mixer
Jeff Elliot ... musician
Harald Kloser ... musician
Die Knödel ... musicians
Satnam Ramgotra ... musician: percussion
Thomas Schobel ... composer: additional music / musician
Thomas Wanker ... musician / orchestrator
Gernot Wolfgang ... orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

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Alexa Oona Schulz ... script supervisor (as Alexa Schulz)

Transportation Department

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Valentin Leb ... production driver

Other crew

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Erna Blecha ... production accountant
Robert Dornhelm ... idea
Karl Lang ... dog trainer
Rainer Leb ... business manager
Raffael Mauritz ... production assistant
Christine Traube ... cashier

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A huge stuffed whale, part of a traveling show, arrives on a truck in a little Austrian village. Calamitously, its owner, Ricardo, dies. The orphaned object, temporarily parked in town, provokes a chain of events by turns homely, fantastical, sensual, and comic. Written by Eileen Berdon

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Also Known As
  • Sophies Wal (Austria)
  • The Unfish (United States)
  • The Whale (United States)
  • Hallatlan holtan (Hungary)
  • Áll a bálna (Hungary)
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  • 90 min
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