Directed by WOLFGANG MURNBERGER

Wolfgang Murnberger was born in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, on 13th November 1960. He studied directing, screenwriting and editing at the Vienna Film Academy and has been working as a freelance scriptwriter and director since 1991.

Murnberger first attracted general attention with his graduation film HIMMEL UND HÖLLE, which was shown in Austrian cinemas in 1991 and gained awards both at home and abroad, including the 1990 Austrian Film Festival Prize, the 1991 Young Cinema Bronze in Tokyo and the First Prize at the Films of European Film Schools in Florence, along with the President of Saarland Prize at the Max Ophüls Film Festival, the Prize of the International Film Press in Rotterdam and the Young Film-maker Award from the former Ministry for Art and Education.

His feature film COME, SWEET DEATH, based on the novel by Wolf Haas, enjoyed great success: with cinema audiences numbering over 225,000 the thriller, staring Josef Hader, was the most successful Austrian cinematic production of the year 2001. SILENTIUM, viewed by over 200,000 cinema-goers, was the Austrian Film of the Year in 2004. The film was sold to Germany, Switzerland, France, Greece, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Australia, and it was invited to numerous festivals (e.g. Berlin, Tokyo, Brussels, Pilsen, Cognac), winning the Grand Prix du Long Métrage in Cognac.


Filmography and Awards:
2008 THE BONE MAN
2006 LAPISLAZULI – IM AUGE DES BÄREN
2005 BRÜDER III – AUF DEM JAKOBSWEG
„Goldene Romy“ 2007 für den besten Fernsehfilm des Jahres
2004 SILENTIUM
Siegerbeitrag beim „Festival du Film policier de Cognac“ 2006
Publikumspreis der Berlinale 2005, Platz 2.
2003 BRÜDER II
2002 TAXI FÜR EINE LEICHE
„Romy” 2003
2001 HAINBURG
WIR BLEIBEN ZUSAMMEN
2000 KOMM, SÜSSER TOD
„Goldene Romy“ für meistbesuchten Kinofilm 2000
1998 QUINTETT KOMPLETT
Nominiert für den „Adolf-Grimme-Preis"
1995 AUF TEUFEL KOMM RAUS
„Erich-Neuberg-Preis“ 1996
„Goldene Romy“ für besten österreichischen Fernsehfilm 1996
1994 ATTWENGERFILM
ICH GELOBE
„Wiener Filmpreis“ 1994
Österreichs Kandidat für einen Oscar® als „Bester fremdsprachiger Film“
1990 HIMMEL ODER HÖLLE
Preis der Österreichischen Filmtage 1990
„Young Cinema Bronze“ in Tokio 1991
1. Preis der „Films of European Filmschools“ in Florenz 1991
Preis des Saarländischen Ministerpräsidenten beim Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis 1991
Preis der Internationalen Filmpresse Rotterdam
 
 
Screenplay JOSEF HADER
WOLFGANG MURNBERGER
WOLF HAAS
DOP PETER VON HALLER
Production Design ANDREAS DONHAUSER
RENATE MARTIN
Editing EVI ROMEN
Casting MARKUS SCHLEINZER
Costume MARTINA LIST
Music SOFA SURFERS
Production manager BERNHARD SCHMATZ
In-house Producer ULRIKE LADENBAUER
Line producer MANFRED FRITSCH
Producer DANNY KRAUSZ
KURT STOCKER
German (English subtitles), Colour, 35mm, 1:1,85, 121 min., Dolby SRD