a film by Stefan Ruzowitzky



Vienna,1920: Peter Perg, a former detective, returns to his native city Vienna after seven years in Russian captivity. The former Empire, for which he went to war is shattered. In the young republic, marked by hunger, unemployment and crime, he is a stranger .
But then he is surprisingly confronted with a mysterious murder: One of the comrades with whom Perg was in Siberia, has been murdered. He aims to find the murderer of his comrade and to bring them to justice. It turns out that Pergs murdered comrade was not the only victim, but that a serial killer is at work - who systematically tortures his victims according to a principle.

Directed by

Stefan Ruzowitzky

Written by

Hanno Pinter, Robert Buchschwenter, Stefan Ruzowitzky


Benedict Neuenfels

Costume Design

Uli Simon

Make Up Design

Helene Lang

Production Design

Andreas Sobotka, Martin Reiter

Original Music

Kyan Bayani


Alain Goniva, Nils Kirchhoff, Michel Schillings

Digital Design VFX Supervisor

Ronald Grauer

Digital Design

Oleg Prodeus, BeNuts

Editing & Style Concept

Oliver Neumann


Gilbert Degrand


Rita Waszilovics


Murathan Muslu, Liv Lisa Fries, Max von der Groeben, Marc Limpach, Margarethe Tiesel, Maximillien Jadin, Timo Wagner, Germain Wagner, Aaron Friesz, Stipe Erceg, Trystan Pütter,
Jeanne Werner, Nilton Martins, Konstantin Rommelfangen, Markus Schleinzer, Mö Sbiri, Al Ginter, guest appearance: Matthias Schweighöfer

Supported by

Film Fund Luxembourg, Austrian Film Institute, FISA, The Tax Shelter of the Belgium federal government via scope invest, ORF Film and Television Agreement, Eurimages, Film Fund Vienna, Wallimage (Wallonia), Land Niederösterreich, Creative Europe Media

Line Producer LUX

André Fetzer


Geneviève Lemal, Robert Marciniak

Associate Producers

Al Munteanu, Lars Wiebe


Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu


Scope Pictures & Lieblingsfilm


FreibeuterFilm, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg

Distribution DE

Square One Entertainment

Distribution AT

Constantin Film


Beta Cinema

Awards & Nominations

Prix du Public UBS @ Locarno Film Festival


Piazza Grande, Locarno Film Festival 2021