• synopsis

    The commune of Otto Mühl, the acclaimed Vienna Actionist, was one of the most controversial artistic and social experiments of the Seventies. In the countryside, on the compounds of the Friedrichshof, mutual sexuality, common property, the connection of happening and body art as well as the consistent removal of any permanent relationships should serve as the ideal foundation for this project. The most ambitious aim of this Austrian commune was Mühls third generation project/Child production which aimed to create a completely new human being.  In summer of 1991, Mühl was arrested for child abuse and the community dissolved. Through the eyes of these children, the film looks back at the community and examines what has become of the children of this utopia.

  • cast and crew

    writer / director Juliane Großheim

    dop Sandra Merseburger

    editor Barbara Gies

    sound Florian Matzku

    commissioning editor Kathrin Brinkmann

    producer Titus Kreyenberg


    in coproduction with Arte and KHM

    funded by Film und Medienstiftung nrw


    sales agent Rise and Shine

  • festivals and awards

    Best Documentary (Diagonale, Austria); Best Documentary (Vukuvar Film Festival, Croatia), honourable mention (Kasseler Dokumentarfilmfestival, Germany) Goldener Schlüssel, Kassel


    DOKLeipzig 2009/D, Kasseler Dokumentarfilmfest 2009/D, Diagonale Graz/A, One World Romania, New Talents Biennale Köln/D, Sehsüchte/D, Int. Women Film Festival/D, Message to Men Int. Festival St. Petersburg 2010, Vukovar Film Festival 2010, Verzio Documentary Filmfestival Budapest 2010, DOXA Documentary Film Festival Vancouver 2010, exground filmfest/D, Coroan Cork Film Festival/Ireland, CineB/Chile, Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2011/PL