This film journeys deep into the heart of Austria’s favorite daily newspaper, the Kronen Zeitung, the most widely-read paper per capita in the world. The “Krone’s” 2.7 million readers represent 43% of the Austrian press market. A reflection of the Austrian soul, this newspaper serves as a prism through which we can understand the rise of the populist Right in this country and examine the dangerous flirtation between media and politics. Director and editor-in-chief Hans Dichand’s ingenious populist strategy allows him to reach the greatest number of readers: the paper’s style and content play on base human instincts such as the fear of the “other,” the opposition between “good” and “evil,” and the common man’s sense of powerlessness in the political arena. He then wields the might of this enormous audience to influence politicians and impose his nostalgic vision of a pure, prosperous, and peaceful world.
Austria between the lines
Format : Documentairy
Length : 57 minutes
Viedo Master : Digital BETA
Written and directed by Nathalie Borgers
based on an idea by Lena Deinhardstein
Producers : Cécile Telerman, Olivier Mille, Diana Elbaum, Cyril Bibas, Johannes Rosenberger
Director : Nathalie Borgers
Image : Jerzy Palacz
Sound : Josef Knauer
Image editing : Stéphanie Perrin, Monika Willi
Sound editing : Pia Dumont, Monika Willi
Mixing : Roland Boone
Original music: Edouard Papazian
Une coproduction Les Films de la Greluche / ARTLINE FILMS / Entre Chien et Loup / Navigator Film / WIP / Arte (Belgique) / Planète.