Archive of films Ravioli / Ravioli

2003, 70 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2003

A truly independent, low-budget bitter-sweet comedy from Austria about a real loser: Heinz Hoschek, who loses his job, his wife and his house and finally becomes a swimming pool attendant. 


Heinz Hoschek, who formerly worked as a branch manager of a bank, has lost his job and his marriage has failed. He loses his house and returns to the unoccupied apartment of his parents. His mother has died, his father lives in a nursing home. In his loneliness Heinz recalls days long past: holidays by the sea, birthday parties, his school and university days, his engagement… Through his alcohol and medication, he constantly loses the ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy. He receives various visitors, some real, some unreal. Finally he tries to pull himself together and find a new job: Heinz Hoschek becomes a swimming pool attendant… A truly independent, low-budget, bitter-sweet comedy from Austria.

About the director

Peter Payer (b. 1964, Wien) began working in TV in 1997. He directed his first feature film for cinema, Untersuchung an Mädeln, in 1998/99. Ravioli is his second feature. 


Austrian Film Commission
Stiftgasse 6, 1070, Vienna
Tel: +43 152 633 23
Fax: +43 152 668 01

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Peter Payer
Screenplay: Alfred Dorfer
Dir. of Photography: Thomas Prodinger
Music: Lothar Scherpe, Peter Hermann
Editor: Cordula Werner
Producer: Peter Payer, Alfred Dorfer
Production: Arge Heimat
Cast: Alfred Dorfer, Gertraud Jesserer, Branko Samarovski
Contact: Austrian Film Commission


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