Gerald Kargl, Austria, 1983, Cult Epics, Arthouse

“The ultimate unknown thriller masterpiece, one that I have watched more than 40 times.” -- Gaspar Noé (ENTER THE VOID, IRREVERSIBLE)

“An undoubtedly important moment in genre history” -- Fangoria

Photographed by Oscar-winning Polish animator Zbig Rybczynski and scored by Krautrock synth god Klaus Schulze, this underseen arthouse brainbomb is one hell of a stylized and visceral experience -- a forgotten classic on the fringes of the slasher cycle.

Erwin Leder (DAS BOOT, SCHINDLER’S LIST) fully commits to the role of a criminally insane convict who, upon being released, wastes no time acting out his darkest impulses all over the Viennese countryside. As Leder pushes the limits of sanity farther than almost any screen portrayal in history, Schulze’s pulsating music and Zbig’s innovative first-person POVs grab you by the throat, never letting go. A huge influence on Gasper Noé’s first feature I STAND ALONE, ANGST is impossible to forget.

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  • 79 mins
  • Color
  • 1.66:1


  • DCP