The Waldheim Waltz

  • Austria
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A cinematic memoir of a time when the Austrian nation underwent a deep crisis of identity. The 1986 presidential elections were marked by the revelation that one of the candidates, former UN general secretary Kurt Waldheim, had lied about his activities during the Second World War. A cinematic exploration of the relationship between memory and the past as a sign of the times.

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  • Original title
    Waldheims Walzer
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Ruth Beckermann
  • Editing
    Dieter Pichler
  • Duration
    94 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
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