CATCHING HAIDER

FANG DEN HAIDER

By Nathalie BORGERS

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Documentary - Completed 2015

How can it be that, despite the corruption scandals he has been associated with, Austrian right wing populist Joerg Haider is portrayed as a hero after his accidental death?

Festivals
& Awards

Zurich FF 2015
Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
DOK.fest Munich,Germany 2015
Honorable Mention in DOK.national competition
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nathalie BORGERS
    • Writer(s)
    • Nathalie BORGERS
    • Producer(s)
    • Kurt MAYER (KURT MAYER FILM), Heino DECKERT (Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
    • Synopsis
    • Dead in a car crash in 2008, Joerg Haider, former leader of Austria’s Freedom Party, was the first to bring a far right populist party to power in Europe. CATCHING HAIDER is a subjective voyage in Haider’s political, geographical, familial, and emotional world, seeking to glimpse the real person behind Haider's contradictory personas, his goals, and his strategies, and finally identifying the illusionary and deceptive methods of populist politics which have since spread all over Europe.
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