A Journey into the
Soul of Vienna

Year of production: 1995

 
    Using Gerhard Roth's book as a starting point, the
filmmaker goes on a journey of discovery through
the texts. He describes both "inner and outer"
travel, a journey in essay form, following the
routes given by Roth.

The stories Roth tells are stories of Austria, of
meetings with people who live in the margins of
society, of outsiders and the displaced.
These are stories of imaginings and delusions, of
the other side of the golden dreams, dreamt in
Vienna for so long until they dissolved into
nothingness.

The film is a guidebook through the depths of
the Austrian soul.
Director:
Jan Schütte

Screenplay:
Gerhard Roth

Music:
Gerd Bessler

Camera:
Bernd Meiners

Editing:
Renate Merck