WEAPON OF CHOICE

A documentary by Fritz Ofner & Eva Hausberger

A 2017, 90 min
Script, Director and Cinematography: Fritz Ofner
Co-Director & Sound Recording: Eva Hausberger
Editor: Gerhard Daurer, Karina Ressler AEA
Production: Friedrich Ofner Filmproduktion
Funded by: Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, FISA

AB 28. SEPTEMBER 2018 IN DEN ÖSTERREICHISCHEN KINOS!!!

Alle Infos zum Kinostart unter: www.weaponofchoice.at

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Weapon Of Choice

„A cult object of Austrian invention and a bestseller in the USA: the Glock. The semiautomatic rapid fire weapon is one of Austria’s export hits, but not a lot about its questionable meaning reaches the public realm. In their impressive and precisely researched documentary, Weapon of Choice, Fritz Ofner and Eva Hausberger investigate the myth and history of the Glock: an Austrian story of looking the other way.“ (DIAGONALE)

Chilling portrait of a “top gun… an absorbing investigative documentary.

(THE GUARDIAN)

A dark trail of power, money, violence and politics.“

(CPH:DOX)

 "A strange and astounding ride at times, Weapon of Choice is a deftly handled, illustrated history of the white European born global ecology that sustains rising gun crime in America and armed terrorists in the Middle East."

(Tara Judah, desistfilm.com)

“This masterful and precisely researched film is not a conventional current affairs programme but rather a much more immediate, cinematic and consequently more shocking insight into the global workings of arms trade. A must-see to understand this evil industry and all through the journey of one small handgun - the Glock.'“

(Elizabeth Wood - Director Bertha Dochouse)

 „Bizarrer und lehrreicher kann ein Film nicht sein.

(Tiroler Tageszeitung)

"Entstanden ist ein gründlich recherchierter, kritischer, unaufgeregter Film, der den bemerkenswerten Aufstieg einer Firma nachzeichnet: vom Hersteller von Gardinenstangen, Spaten und Messern in Deutsch-Wagram, vor den Toren Wiens, zu einem der größten Pistolenhersteller der Welt.

(Hasnain Kazim, Der Spiegel, )

 „Ein Blick auf die Tragweite eines österreichischen Kapitels, wie man ihn bislang nicht zu sehen bekommen hat.“

(Judith E. Innerhofer, Die Zeit)

 

 

 

Festival Screenings:

THIS HUMAN WORLD, Vienna (World Premiere)

DIAGONALE 

CPH:DOX - F:ACT AWARD COMPETITION (International Premiere)

 

For all inquiries concerning festival screenings and distribution, please contact the World sales agent MAGNETFILM.

For all inquiries about screenings in Austria, please contact POLYFILM.