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by Peter Payer


For a moment the otherwise proper station master Thomas Hudetz is distracted by Anna's flirtatious behavior. This results in a catastrophic train accident with countless deaths. Thomas and Anna lie to escape blame, and this lie about their shared guilt forges their bond , changes and ends yet more lives.
Based on the play "Der Jüngste Tag" by Ödon von Horváth.

international title: Free to leave
original title: Freigesprochen
country: Austria, Luxembourg
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Peter Payer
film run: 90'
release date: AT 18/01/2008
screenplay: Peter Payer
cast: Frank Giering, Lavinia Wilson, Corinna Harfouch, Robert Stadlober, Alfred Dorfer
cinematography by: Andreas Berger
film editing: Cordula Werner
art director: Elisabeth Klobassa, Christina Schaffer
costumes designer: Uli Simon
music: Andre Mergenthaler, Walter W. Cikan
producer: Erich Lackner, Ursula Wolschlager, Nicolas Steil
production: Lotus Film, Iris Productions
backing: Austrian Film Institute, ORF
distributor: Bavaria Film
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