Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl

Die Gstettensaga

A film by Johannes Grenzfurthner
Monday, July 28th, at 8pm

A long time ago, the so-called “Google Wars” engulfed the whole world in a deadly chain reaction. Civilization came to a grinding halt. But there is still hope. This is the story of a new beginning…

The growing tension between the last two remaining superpowers -­ China and Google -­ escalates in the early 21st century, and results in the global inferno of the “Google Wars”. But the years go by, radioactive dust settles on old battlegrounds, and a New World rises from the ashes of the old. Fratt Aigner, a seedy journalist, and Alalia Grundschober, a nerdy technician, live and work in Mega City Schwechat: the biggest semi-urban sprawl in the foothills of what remained of the Alps. Newspaper mogul Thurnher von Pjölk assigns them a special task: to venture into the boondocks of the Gstetten and find the legendary Echsenfriedl. It is the beginning of a journey full of dangers, creatures, and precarious working conditions.

Features dialogue in English, German, a variety of slangs, dialects, accents, and fictitious languages. Subtitles are an integral part of the story. As an example: ‘Reformed Styrian’ – the fictitious language spoken by Postal Officer Böllerbauer – is based on folks songs from the region of Anger, Austria.