Throughout his life, Helmut Qualtinger confirmed himself as one of the most brilliant minds in the post-war art scene. And his very personal way of pointing the finger at a hypocritical and conservative society has inspired – and continues to inspire – many other young artists.
Many will remember director William Friedkin’s long and exciting interview with the great Fritz Lang, which took place in 1974 and is still today considered a precious document in film history. During this interview, then, we cannot fail to notice an enthusiastic and passionate Fritz Lang recounting some of his fundamental vicissitudes. Like, for example, when, after a meeting with Goebbels, he decided to expatriate.
Even today, anyone who thinks of great names in the world of cinema coming directly from Austria must also think of Otto Preminger: a grumpy but honest, brave and self-confident man, who also thanks to his desire to experiment was able to give us true masterpieces that will live forever in our imagination.