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by Andreas Prochaska


For two years Horst has been collecting his dead grandmother’s retirement pension to help make ends meet. Everything runs smoothly until a local politician announces he will be coming by to officially wish the 95-year-old a happy birthday. Without thinking twice, his friend Toni “borrows” an old lady from the hospital as a stand-in. But instead of just any old lady, he has unintentionally grabbed the famous actress Elfriede Ott, which leads to a series of mix-ups and complications.

international title: The Unintentional Kidnapping of Elfriede Ott
original title: Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott
country: Austria
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Andreas Prochaska
film run: 113'
release date: AT 01/10/2011
screenplay: Andreas Prochaska, Michael Ostrowski, Alfred Schwarzenberger
cast: Elfriede Ott, Michael Ostrowski, Andreas Kiendl, Gerhard Liebmann, Angelika Niedetzky, Simon Hatzl, Thomas Mraz, Mónica Reyes, Nicholas Monu
cinematography by: Heinz Wehsling
film editing: Karin Hartusch, Daniel Prochaska
art director: Maria Gruber
costumes designer: Christine Ludwig
producer: Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker
production: Dor Film, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
backing: Österreichischen Filminstitutes (ÖFI) / Austrian Film Institute, Filmfonds Wien (FFW), Cinestyria Filmcommission & Fonds, Cinestyria Filmkunst, Stadt Graz
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