After the novel by Cornelia Travnicek

with music by Soap&Skin, Bilderbuch, Clara Luzia, Julian und der Fux a.m.o


Your time

Your life

Your everything


Montreal World Film Festival in Competition

Cinéma Impérial: August 30 at 2pm
Cinéma Impérial: September 2nd  at 12:00 p.m.


Live. Love. Dance. Now! Mae (Anna Posch) roams the streets of Vienna as a punk in her dead brother’s Converse shoes. She lives on canned beer, sprays walls, tries her hand at poetry slams. She’s not interested in bourgeois life but in extreme experiences. When she is sent to an AIDS center to work off a punishment, she meets and falls in love with Paul (Markus Subramaniam). CHUCKS, the new film by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl (Coming of Age), tells the featherlight story of growing up between life and death. Full of humor, at times rebelliously loud, then extremely tender – completely in the spirit of the literary version it is based on, the successful novel by Cornelia Travnicek about which Clemens J. Setz once wrote:

“If I were to get stuck in a lift with a character of contemporary literature, I would want it to be Mae. I don’t know whether I would come out safe and sound, but it would be worth it.”


Directed by: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Screenplay: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl nach dem Roman von Cornelia Travnicek (erschienen im DVA Verlag ein Unternehmen der Gruppe Random House GmbH, München)
Starring: Anna Posch, Markus Subramaniam, Thomas Schubert, Stefanie Reinsperger, Susi Stach, Lola Khittl, David Süss, Karl Fischer, Gerald Votava, Barbara Gassner, Alice Schneider, Paul Matic
DOP: Wolfgang Thaler
Editing: Roland Stöttinger
Production design: Nikolai Ritter
Costume: Monika Buttinger
Make up: Daniela Langauer

Casting: Judith Limberger und Eva Roth

Music: Soap&Skin, Hella Comet, Monsterheart, Julian & der Fux, Propella, Chrome, Bilderbuch, Clara Luzia, APPARAT, Matthew Herbert
Sound: Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Sound re-recording mixer: Ingo Pusswald

Producer: Danny Krausz und Kurt Stocker
Co-Producer: Sabine Hiebler und Gerhard Ertl
Line Producer: Manfred Fritsch
In.House Producer: Ulrike Ladenbauer
Junior Producer: Florian Krügel
Production manager: Monika Maruschko

Web Development: Helmut Heiland
Web Design: Petra Hennrich

Produced with the support of
Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria (FISA), ORF Film- und Fernsehabkommen, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien

Production & Sales Contact

Dor Film
Bergsteiggasse 36
A-1170 Wien
T. +43 1 427 10 11 | F. +43 1 427 10 50
in Co-Production with Hiebler-Ertl-Film |


Sabine Hiebler und Gerhard Ertl