Wild Mouse by Josef Hader,  A 2017 , 103 min, DCP.
German with English subtitles.
Opening Film, out of competition
  • Director: Josef Hader
  • Screenplay: Josef Hader
  • Cinematography: Andreas Thalhammer, Xiaosu Han
  • Editing: Ulrike Kofler, Monika Willi, Christoph Brunner
  • Cast: Josef Hader, Pia Hierzegger, Jörg Hartmann, Georg Friedrich, Denis Moschitto, Crina Semciuc, Nora von Waldstätten
  • Producer: Michael Katz & Veit Heiduschka
  • Production: Wega Film
  • Distributor: FRENETIC FILMS AG
  • Contact: Eva Küttel,
  • Festivals: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Competition)
  • Homepage: www.hader.at/film/wilde-maus/

Wild Mouse

Kings should be treated courteously! At least, that's what well-established music critic Georg (Josef Hader) thinks. But he finds himself counting pennies when his editor in chief suddenly fires him from the Viennese newspaper for which he has been writing pointed reviews for decades. While keeping his dismissal a secret from his wife Johanna (Pia Hierzegger), whose thoughts revolve solely around getting pregnant, Georg begins to plot his revenge. He is aided by old school friend Erich (Georg Friedrich), and in return the newly liberated Georg helps him repair a rundown rollercoaster in Vienna's Prater Park. Georg's nightly campaigns against his former boss start with small acts of vandalism. However, they soon escalate to extremes ...

Josef Hader’s directorial debut succeeds in the high art of comedy. Between loss of face, ejaculation pressure and self-sabotage the big topics of life emerge.

Josef Hader
was born in 1962 in Waldhausen, Austria. He is a caberet artist, actor, author and director. In 2011 he was honored with the "Göttinger Elch", the only satire award in Germany. WILDE MAUS is his directing debut.​

2016 Wilde Maus