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The Devil's Bath

Fiction, 2024

Upper Austria in the year 1750: a fishpond reflects the grey sky. A deep, dark forest swallows the sunlight. On a hilltop, an executed woman has been displayed for all to see. As evidence. As a warning. As an omen? Agnes, deeply religious and highly sensitive, looks at the dead woman with pity. But also with longing, because she feels like a stranger in the world of her husband Wolf. It is an emotionally cold world consisting of work, chores and expectations. Agnes withdraws more and more into herself. Her inner prison becomes ever more oppressive, her melancholy more overwhelming. Soon her only way out seems to be a shocking act of violence.
Project Details
Script & directed by: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
DoP: Martin Gschlacht
Costumes: Tanja Hausner
Make-up: Judith Kröher Falch, Tünde KissS-Benke
SFX-Make-up: Roman Braunhofer
Art Directors: Andreas Donhauser, Renate Martin
Sound: Andreas Hildebrandt
Music: Soap&Skin
Editor: Michael Palm
Casting: Henri Steinmetz

With: Anja Plaschg, David Scheid, Maria Hofstätter

A co-production between Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion, Heimatfilm and COOP99 Filmproduktion.

With support of Österreichischen Filminstituts, Film- und Medienstfitung NRW,  FISA-Film Standort Austria, Filmfonds Wien, Eurimages, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Land Niederösterreich in Zcollaboration with ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, in collaboration with ARTE.