THANK YOU FOR BOMBING (THANK YOU FOR BOMBING)

Thank You for Bombing accompanies three correspondents to their working place in conflict areas and gives an insight into their daily routine aside from cameras and satellite phones – somewhere between bombing alarm, laundry and Bach flower therapy.

 

When a group of American soldiers in Afghanistan burn the Quran, the incident generates a worldwide controversy and the international news outlets send in their investigative troops. But for middle-aged Austrian reporter Ewald (Erwin Steinhauer), the assignment is cut short at the point of departure when he recognizes a figure from the past. Miles away, in Kabul, American reporter Lana (Manon Kahle) struggles to gain her male colleagues' respect for her work as an on-the-ground correspondent. A couple of floors above Lana's station headquarters sits Cal (Raphael von Bargen), a burnt-out reporter frustrated at having to deliver idle reports from a hotel rooftop. This triptych of stories gives us a glimpse into the human experience — the tension and anxiety, but also the quotidian in-between moments — behind the streams of text and pixels that make up our daily news.

 

GERMAN | AUSTRIA | 2015                            

DRAMA, WAR | FEATURE | 100 MIN | DCP | COLOR

 

Director: BARBARA EDER

 

Director Biography:

BARBARA EDER was born in Eisenstadt, Austria and studied filmmaking at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. 

 

Cast: 
Manon Kahle

Raphael von Bargen

Erwin Steinhauer

 

Crew: 
Screenplay: Barbara Eder, Tommy Pridnig

Director of Photography: Christian Haake

Editors: Monika Willi, Claudia Linzer

Producers: Tommy Pridnig, Peter Wirthensohn

Sound: Atanas Tcholakov

Music: Wolfgang Mitterer

 

Festivals:

Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection

Zurich Film Festival – Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria

Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Focus New Austrian Films

Hof International Film Festival – Feature Films