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2022 — 100' / Color



With an ad in a newspaper, Ruth Beckermann announces a casting call for a film based on a well-known pornographic text. The film, MUTZENBACHER, sees a hundred men confronted with excerpts from the novel, “Josefine Mutzenbacher or The Story of a Viennese Whore”, in an age when sex is more ubiquitous than ever, and yet at same time is met with a highly charged moral environment.

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Director Biography

Ruth Beckermann is a filmmaker and author based in Vienna. Her films include The Paper Bridge, East of War and American Passages. In 2014 her film Those Who Go Those Who Stay received the big documentary film prize at the Diagonale in Graz. Two years later The Dreamed Ones was also honored there as best feature film. The Waldheim Waltz received several awards, including the Glashütte Original – Documentary Award for best documentary film at the Berlinale 2018, as well as an Oscar nomination. In 2019 Ruth Beckermann created the installation Joyful Joyce for the Salzburg Festival.

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Ruth Beckermann


Ruth Beckermann


Johannes Hammel


Dieter Pichler


Andreas Hamza


Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion
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