Year: 1978



In Suddenly, a Strike the camera of Josef Aichholzer and Ruth Beckeremann is immediately close to the workers. Filmed in 16mm and totally in black and white, the documentary includes footage shot directly by the directors during workers’ meetings or while they are intent on entering the factory, as well as single frames of the factory owners and short animation inserts by the late Manfred Deix. At the Viennale 2022 within the retrospective Österreich real.


The inner torments and problems of young Hermann are staged in Clinch with a directorial approach in which the simple observation of everyday life acts as a perfect co-star, a successful counterpoint to the troubled events of the protagonist himself. All with a touch of wisdom in contemplating life and its placid flow, following the natural course of events.