Feature films

Wild Mouse

Wilde Maus

Film info

  • Country:Austrija
  • Director:Josef Hader
  • Year:2017
  • Duration:103'
  • Actors:Josef Hader, Pia Hierzegger, Georg Friedrich, Jörg Hartmann


Georg feels confident and at ease in his position as a member of a Viennese newspaper’s editorial staff. He is both loved and feared – as befits an established music critic who wields a sharp pen. But then he is suddenly made redundant. A cost-cutting measure, he is told – before being shown the door. But instead of telling his young wife Johanna, Georg is out for revenge. He finds an ally in giving vent to his anger at his ex-boss in the shape of an old school friend, Erich. What begins with minor property damage soon turns into a campaign of all out terror. Georg and Erich have a go at trying to revive a dilapidated rollercoaster in Vienna’s Prater amusement park – the legendary ‘wild mouse’. In his directorial debut, actor Josef Hader tells a funny story about the Austrian middle-classes private fears of failure and social decline.  

Josef Hader was born in Waldhausen, Austria in 1962. He is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor. In 1991 he co-wrote the satirical play Indien playing the lead in its screen adaptation in 1993. His first leading role was in Cappuccino Melange in 1992. He has toured extensively with solo shows in German-speaking countries. From 2001 he played private detective Brenner in screen adaptations of Wolf Haas’ crime novels. In 2016 he played author Stefan Zweig in Maria Schrader’s film Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe.


Screening schedule

  • 22.08.2017.

    Terrace - Agency for waterways


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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