Attending this event

Peter Simonischek

Peter Simonischek is an award-winning Austrian actor, known for Toni Erdmann (2016) and numerous other films. After graduating from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz in 1970, he performed in various theatre productions, including at the Schaubühne Berlin, where he was a member of the famous Peter Stein Ensemble. He has been a member of the Burgtheater in Vienna since 1999.

Films screening at this event

The Interpreter

original title
Jirí Menzel, Peter Simonischek
Austria, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic
113 min

80-year-old Ali, a Slovakian-Jewish interpreter, arrives in Vienna with the intention of tracking down – and killing – the SS officer who shot his parents. Instead, he meets the officer’s womanising son, Georg. Despite their initial animosity, Georg turns up in Bratislava and asks Ali to help him investigate his father’s past. Their journey through the Slovak countryside is as comic as it is tragic. Starring Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann) and sensitively exploring memory, trauma and guilt, The Interpreter is a road movie like no other.