Original title: ATMEN
Section: Competition Programme – Features
Director: Karl Markovics
Cast list: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Gerhard Liebmann, Georg Friedrich, Stefan Matousch, Georg Veitl, Klaus Rott, Luna Mijovic, Reinhold G. Moritz, Martin Oberhauser
Credits: screenplay: Karl Markovics; director of photography: Martin Gschlacht; editor: Alarich Lenz; music: Herbert Tucmandl; sound: William Edouard Franck; costume design: Caterina Czepek; producer: Dieter Pochlatko, Nikolaus Wisiak; production: EPO Filmproduktion;
Running time: 93
Format: 35 mm
Roman Kogler, 19 years old, is serving time in a juvenile detention center. He has already served half of his sentence, and could be released on probation, but his chances are poor: he doesn't have family, and seems incapable of coping with society. After many failed attempts, Roman finds a probation job at the municipal morgue in Vienna. One day, Roman is faced with a dead woman who bears his family name. Even though it soon turns out that she is not his mother, Roman wonders about his past for the first time and starts looking for her.