DOK.deutsch Competition

At this film screening, director Harald Friedl will be our guest for a subsequent Q&A.



Österreich 2024 – Director: Harald Friedl – Orig. version with Engl. subtitles – subsequent Q&A with director Harald Friedl – Length: 100 min.

  • Mo., 06.05.24
    Neues Maxim

Sadina is a Romanian woman who works as a long-term, 24-hour carer. She dedicates herself with passion and esprit to looking after Elisabeth, an Austrian woman with dementia, only returning home to her family after months of work. In steady, precise takes, the film observes the almost superhuman effort involved in essential care work. This is grand, epic and extremely cinematic Direct Cinema. Ysabel Fantou



Born in Steyr, Harald Friedl initially studied German and English language and literature. He completed his civilian service at Lebenshilfe in Wals. He works as a filmmaker, writer and musician. Among other things, he wrote the first German-language jazz opera.

Filmography (selection)

BROT, AT/DE 2020, 88 min.
WHAT HAPPINESS IS, AT 2012, 88 min.


Nominated for the DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb

Intense stories and the unusual on one's own doorstep: the competition presents films that deal with people and topics in German-speaking countries. The VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Competition is endowed with 7,500 euros. The prize sponsor is Sky.


No FSK youth rating

English/Original Title: 24 HOURS. Writer: Harald Friedl. Camera: Helmut Wimmer. Sound: Tong Zhang. Editing: Philipp Mayer. Production: Mischief Films. Producer: Ralph Wieser.

  • Mo., 06.05.24
    Neues Maxim