YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE

engl. working title, in production
approx. 91 minutes - part IV

In Production

completion:
planned for early 2023

FEATURED MUSIC

Elsa Tootsie and The Mini Band
.            by Daniel Schatz, Artur Nutz
.            &
Michael Prehofer
Les Hommes Sauvages
.           
byKristof Hahn(Swans)
Sultans of Gedankenbrain
.            byKristof Hahn(Swans)

ABOUT THE FILM

YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE is part four of a cross-generational journey. This time filmmaker Marko Doringer explores the roots of his melancholy. YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE is a film about the coming of age of the third generation in German-European post-war society – a spirited and humorous form of family therapy aiming at reconciliation.

The film is currently in post production. It will be completed in January 2023.

 

  • Sun, sea and sand, a wonderful wife, the best child in the world, a successful career – that’s what Marko has always dreamt of. The reality of his life, however, is very different; he spends his days in his Viennese basement office staring into a monitor, only to be greeted at home by a screaming toddler and a tense girlfriend. His father wants him to move back to the family home in Salzburg as a sort of geriatric nurse. What else has life in stock for him until it is finally over?

    Embarking on a personal journey to retrace his history, Marko Doringer visits his friends, draws closer to his parents’ generation and reflects upon the lives of his grandparents. He seeks what it is that again and again makes it so difficult for him to assess his own life. He digs deep into past decades, through the layers separating four generations: What traumas did the war trigger in Marko’s grandfather, and how did they affect his post-war life? How did his father deal with them? How much of this impact has trickled down into Marko’s own life? And what of this will he pass on to his daughter Elsa?

    Marko Doringer’s YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE is a film about growing up in the midst of German-European post-war society. A captivating attempt at reconciliation; a story filled with sombre undertones as well as joyous moments; and the lingering pain of old wounds – a touching, cinematic form of family therapy.

FILM STILLS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • FACTS

    GERMAN WORKING TITLE:
    Lachen Und Weinen

    COMPLETION:
    planned for early 2023

    LENGTH:
    approx. 91 minutes

    ORIGINAL LANGUAGE:
    German

    VERSIONS:
    OmU Deutsch, OwS English

  • CREDITS

    writer, director & camera: Marko Doringer
    assistant director: Stefan Pircher Verdorfer
    script consultant: Andres Veiel
    second camera: Joerg Burger,
    .            Klemens Hufnagl
    sound: Tong Zhang u.a.
    editing: Daniel Flax, Marko Doringer

    music: Elsa Tootsie & the Mini Band,
    .            Les Hommes Sauvages
    sound design: Veronika Hlawatsch
    score mix: Nico Berthold
    studio for score mix: Victoria Studios
    re-recording mix: Alex Koller
    studio for re-recording mix: The Grand Post

    color correction: Klaus Pamminger
    title design: Mieke Ulfig
    social media: Mirela Jasic
    website: Gerhard Roider | roider.at

    commissioning editor: Susanne Spellitz | ORF
    producer: Marko Doringer | Filmfabrik

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project partners

funded by:
Austrian Film Institute
FISA – Film Industry Support Austria
Government of Lower Austria
Government of Salzburg

project development also supported by:
Filmfonds Vienna

in cooperation with:
ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen

produced by:
Marko Doringer film production

© Filmfabrik Marko Doringer film production

FEATURED MUSIC

Elsa Tootsie and The Mini Band
.            by Daniel Schatz, Artur Nutz
.            &
Michael Prehofer
Les Hommes Sauvages
.           
byKristof Hahn(Swans)
Sultans of Gedankenbrain
.            byKristof Hahn(Swans)

funding agencies & project partners