(Half) The Time Of My Life
German title: Mein Halbes Leben
2008, 93 minutes - part I
April 03, 2008 | Diagonale | Graz
YLE: August 2009
ORF III: 14.03.2013
„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.
Mein Halbes Leben
OmU Deutsch, OwS English
Katha H. & Ingo F.
Martin O. & Tanja Z.
Thomas & Gitti B.
Etty & Heinz 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
Marko Doringer | Filmfabrik
Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer | Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
Hof International Film Festival ´08
La Rochelle ´09
Trieste International Film Festival ´09
New Berlin Film Award ´09
Bolzano Film Festival ´09
“This film’s a Godsend!”
Der Standard (Austria)
“One of recent years most funny, moving, wise and groovy films”
“in its best moments like a film by Woody Allen”
“Ironic, engaging and funny ”
Show Royale – Radio Eins Berlin
“Rarely has an audience been laughing so hard despite the gravity of the subject”
→ km/a mode
. by Katha Harrer
→ Les Hommes Sauvages
. by Kristof Hahn (The Swans) u.a.
Government of Lower Austria
Austrian Film Institute
Government of Styria
Government of Salzburg
City of Salzburg
Austrian theatrical release supported by:
Austrian Film Institute
Marko Doringer film production
NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter film production
© Filmfabrik Marko Doringer film production
& NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter film production
Österreich | Deutschland 2008