Thank You for Bombing

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Thank You for Bombing

Directed by Barbara Eder

  • Austria 2015; 100 min
  • Original version: German, English
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Actor (Erwin Steinhauer) - Diagonale
    • Vienna Film Prize for Fiction Film - Viennale
    • FIPRESCI Award - Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  • Toronto IFF


When a group of American soldiers in Afghanistan burn the Quran, the incident generates a worldwide controversy and the international news outlets send in their investigative troops. But for middle-aged Austrian reporter Ewald, the assignment is cut short at the point of departure when he recognizes a figure from the past. Miles away, in Kabul, American reporter Lana struggles to gain her male colleagues' respect for her work as an on-the-ground correspondent. A couple of floors above Lana's station headquarters sits Cal, a burnt-out reporter frustrated at having to deliver idle reports from a hotel rooftop. This triptych of stories gives us a glimpse into the human experience — the tension and anxiety, but also the quotidian in-between moments — behind the streams of text and pixels that make up our daily news.




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