Catching Haider / Fang den Haider

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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Country of Production
Austria, Germany

Year of Production
2015

Format
DCP, HD

Length
91 min

Director
Nathalie Borgers

Production
kurt mayer film in co-production with Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion

Original Language
German, French

Subtitles
English, German

Festivals / Awards

DOK.fest Munich 2015 (Honorable Mention in DOK.national competition)
Zurich IFF 2015
Docpoint Helsinki 2016
Docpoint Tallinn 2016
BiograFF Bologna 2016
Austrian FF Rome 2016
One World HRFF Bratislava 2016
Watch Docs HRFF Warsaw 2016
One World HRFF Bucharest 2017