(Half) The Time Of My Life

German title: Mein Halbes Leben
2008, 93 minutes - part I

DATES

COMPLETION

April 2008

WORLD PREMIERE

April 03, 2008 | Diagonale | Graz

Theatrical Release

Austria: January 01, 2009
Germany: October 08, 2009

TV transmissions

YLE: August 2009
ARTE: October 29, 2010
ORF III: March 14, 2013

AWARDS

„Best Austrian Documentary Film 07/08“
Grand Diagonale Prize 2008

„Best Documentary Film“
New Berlin Film Award 2009

„Best Documentary Film“
Bolzano Film Festival 2009

ABOUT THE FILM

Today, if you haven’t made it by 30 it’s all over.

Filmmaker Marko Doringer has decided to go on a very personal mission: he is 30 years old, hasn’t achieved anything in life, and has just lost his first molar. Bodily decay has begun, youth is disappearing fast. What else is there in life before it’s all over?

Marko will visit old friends, his parents, and their friends to find out whether they are better off than him. Why does being 30 have to be this hard? Marko questions the meaning of life with perceptive irony. He relentlessly confronts his protagonists with both the large and small questions of humanity: why is it so difficult accepting the success of others? Why it is so difficult to accept one’s own?

(Half) The Time Of My Life is an ironic self-portrait of a whole generation – the happily depressed; a real life version of a coming-of-age novel of our present, and Marko’s future.

FILM STILLS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • FACTS

    German title:
    Mein Halbes Leben

    Completion:
    January 2008

    Length:
    93 minutes

    Original languages:
    German, English

    Versions:
    OmU Deutsch, OwS English

  • CREDITS

    with
    Katha H. & Ingo F.
    Martin O. & Tanja Z.
    Thomas & Gitti B.
    Etty & Heinz D.
    Marko D.

    writer, director & camera: Marko Doringer
    script consultants: Andres Veiel
    .         Klaus Charbonnier
    sound: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
    editing: Marko Doringer, Martin Hoffmann

    music: Les Hommes Sauvages
    sound design, sound mix: Markus Böhm

    color correction: Till Beckmann
    motion graphics: Daniel Flax
    production consultant: Ronny Zuckermann
    line producer: Markus Glaser

    producers:
    Marko Doringer | Filmfabrik
    Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer | Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

  • FESTIVALS

    Hof International Film Festival ´08
    German

    Diagonale ´08
    Austria

    Duisburg ´08
    Germany

    Jihlava ´08
    Czech Republic

    La Rochelle ´09
    France

    Trieste International Film Festival ´09
    Italy

    New Berlin Film Award ´09
    Germany

    Bolzano Film Festival ´09
    Italy

  • REVIEWS

    “This film is a godsend!”
    Der Standard (Austria)

    “One of the funniest, wisest, grooviest and most moving films of the past few years.”
    Skip (Austria)

    “In its best moments, it’s like a Woody Allen film.”
    taz

    “Hilarious!”
    Der Tagesspiegel

    “Ironic, engaging and funny.”
    Show Royale – Radio Eins Berlin

    “Rarely has an audience been laughing so hard despite the gravity of the subject.”
    kino-zeit.de

  • POSTER

  • TESTIMONIALS

    “Your films perfectly portray how our generation experiences life.”
    DANIELA

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Katha's Fashion

km/a mode
           by Katha Harrer

FEATURED MUSIC

Les Hommes Sauvages
.            by Kristof Hahn (The Swans) a.o.

Project Partners

Funded by:
Government of Lower Austria
Austrian Film Institute
Government of Styria
Government of Salzburg
City of Salzburg

Austrian theatrical release supported by:
Austrian Film Institute
Filmfonds Vienna

Produced by:
Marko Doringer film production
NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter film production

© Filmfabrik Marko Doringer film production
NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter film production
Österreich | Deutschland 2008

Funding Agencies & Project Partners