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Austria | 2015 | 93 minutes | Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl

Live. Love. Dance. Now! A youthful romance, filled with humor, rebellion, and a killer electro-pop soundtrack, about a punky Vienna street artist who begins working at an AIDS center where she forms an unexpected bond with a patient.

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After her brother died of AIDS, Mae's family fell apart. She quit school and now lives in a messy flat with a few other young punks who roam the streets of Vienna at night, spray-painting buildings and chugging cans of cheap beer. Her most prized possession is a pair of her brother's red Converse Chuck Taylors, which she lugs around everywhere. When Mae gets caught tagging by the police, she picks volunteering at an AIDS center over spending time at a women's prison, and it's there that she meets and falls in love with Paul, a patient. Directors Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl balance the tenderness of new love, young rebellion, and unavoidably tragic circumstance in such a way that Chucks avoids the fate of being played-out and overly sentimental. Vibrant cinematography and a killer electro-pop soundtrack, joined to an irresistible performance by relative newcomer Anna Posch, help breathe new life into this romantic drama, making Chucks a must-see.

Director Biography
Austrian directors Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl have created many short and feature-length films that have been presented in film festivals worldwide. Their first feature film, Nogo, premiered in 2002.

Sponsored by Muckleshoot Tribe, KING 5

  • Director: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
  • Principal Cast: Anna Posch, Markus Subramaniam, Thomas Schubert, Stefanie Reinsperger, Susi Stach
  • Country: Austria
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 93 minutes
  • Producer: Danny Krausz, Kurt Stolker
  • Screenplay: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
  • Cinematographers: Wolfgang Thaler
  • Editors: Rolan Stöttinger
  • Music: Soap&Skin, Hella Comet, Monsterheart, Julian & der Fux, Propella, Chrome, Bilderbuch, Clara Luzia, APPARAT, Matthew Herbert
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Montreal World Film Festival 2015 (Audience Award)
  • Filmography: Aufgang 80 (2011); Nogo (2002)
  • Language: German
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Summerside International