Andrea Gets a Divorce


An absurd comedy that is brilliantly witty and superbly acted.

"Does not fall into the trap of using worn-out clichés ... but instead allows more complex layering to shine through."
"... more profound moments merge quite well with the more comedic nuances ..."

"A mature and intelligent work ..."
"Not only a strong and flawless screenplay, but also an excellent cast."
"Hilarious moments that alternate well with highly dramatic scenes."

"... an unconventional discovery of friendship and forgiveness."
"... for fans of the capriciousness of European comedy, it is a film worth keeping an eye out for."


Andrea, a small-town policewoman, has decided to move on from her unhappy marriage with the help of a transfer to a higher position in the police department of the next bigger city. As she drives home after a birthday party, she has no chance of stopping when her not-yet-divorced husband suddenly appears in front of her car, drunk. Unable to break, she runs him over and kills him. In a state of shock, Andrea flees the scene.
Still, that night, being called to duty as the local police officer to the crime scene, she discovers to her horror that someone else has accepted responsibility for the accident: Franz, a religion teacher and recovered alcoholic, is convinced that he ran over the victim, and so is everyone else in the village. While Franz starts drinking again, Andrea applies herself to the task of eliminating all traces of her guilt. But in the end, she has to take responsibility.

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Director: Josef Hader
Genre: Comedy
Tags: Small Town, Murder, Cover-Up, Offbeat
Original title: Andrea lässt sich scheiden
English title: Andrea Gets a Divorce
Country of production: Austria
Year of production: 2024
Length: 93
Color: Color
Shooting format: Digital 2K
Screening format: DCP 2K
Original language: German

Subtitles: English
Cast: Birgit Minichmayr, Josef Hader, Thomas Schubert, Robert Stadlober, Branko Samarovski
Scriptwriter: Josef Hader, Florian Kloibhofer
Director of photography: Carsten Thiele
Production designer: Christoph Kanter
Editor: Roland Stöttinger
Sound design: Manuel Grandpierre
Sound: Johannes Baumann
Sound mixing: Manuel Grandpierre
Producers: Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
Production company: Wega Filmproduktion, Golden Girls Filmproduktion
Supported by: ÖFI, FFW, FISA, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Land Niederösterreich

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Festivals / Awards

Berlinale - Panorama - World Premiere
Bolzano Film Festival Bozen, Italy
Europe on Screen, Indonesia
Sotto Le Stelle Dell'Austria, Italy


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