Archive Cinema City 2016.


Genre: Comedy
Country: Austria
Year: 2016
Duration: 84'

Director: Daniel Hoesl

Cast: Christoph Dostal, Stephanie Cumming, Jeff Ricketts, Nahoko Fort-Nishigami, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Alexander Tschernek, Jürgen Weishäupl

Programme selection: Fresh Danube Films


Three investors, wolves in sheep’s clothes, can’t for their life find heart or soul. In their jets, they circle the globe, preaching love and earning gold. Smoke and mirrors is their game, ministers, unions and kings enjoy their fame. Gambling with open cards at the table, where there’s no risk there’s only one aim: the truth is a lie, ’cause lying is real – when you get pranked, how does it feel?


Daniel Hoesl, born 1982, studied multimedia arts before working as assistant director for Ulrich Seidl. He has been involved in a big number of art projects, collective film conspiracies, in the blowing up of buildings and the screaming interpretations of Franz Schubert’s songs. He’s a long distance swimmer globally exploring pools crawling back and forth. His debut feature Soldate Jeannette premiered at Sundance film festival and was awarded the Tiger award at Rotterdam Film festival. His main concerns oscillate around the value and the price of money. WINWIN is his second feature film as co-conspirator of the European Film Conspiracy.