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The Third Option

The Third Option

Thomas Fürhapter, 75 min

Austria, 2017

The Third Option

Technology, ethical dilemmas and black humour in an Austrian film about life, death and the gray area in between.

New technology raises new ethical dilemmas. And one of the greatest dilemmas is brought to a head in the formally conscious Austrian film 'The Third Opinion' – which even allows itself to do so with an edge of bone-dry irony. What do you do if your foetal scan reveals that your child does not live up to modern society's expectations of normality? A painful question that more and more people have to ask themselves. But which also reflects back at the standards themselves. A woman and a man soberly introduce us to their own experiences from an invisible position outside the image's sharply framed window on Western welfare reality. The perfectly composed images could be signed by Jacques Tati and Harun Farocki, but Thomas Fürhaupter is pursuing a different yet highly human mission in his impressive first film, which opens with the memorable line: 'We screwed until we could screw no more, and in the autumn I became pregnant.'

Screenings

Date Time Location

Tue. 21/03

16:45

Cinemateket
Q&A + debate

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Thu. 23/03

20:00

Empire Bio
Q&A with the director

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Sun. 26/03

15:00

Nordisk Film Palads

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World Premiere
Director: Thomas Fürhapter
Original Title: Die Dritte Option
Country: Austria
Year: 2017
Running time: 75 min
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Producer: Dieter Pichler
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