Remade: Hans Scheugl’s ‘Wien 1170, Schumanngasse’

Austria 2021
Director, Cinematographer: Karl Wratschko
Producer: Karl Wratschko together with God’s Entertainment
Runtime: 2 minutes 40 seconds
Original Format: 16mm, b&w, silent
Screening Format: 16mm and DCP

With the support of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna - MA7 and SHIFT III - Basis Kultur Wien

World premiere: International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Distributors programme sickpackfilm)


January 1967: An inconspicuous alley in Vienna. A single tracking shot follows the alley from beginning to end. 53 years ago, Hans Scheugl shot Wien 17, Schumanngasse on a 30.5-meter roll of 16mm film, whereby the length of the roll is identical to the length of the tracking shot: 1.6 kilometeres in 2.5 minutes. January 2020: The same inconspicuous alley in Vienna, another drive through Schumanngasse. Once again, the camera runs through a 30.5-meter strip of 16mm film. The speed is high. The first apparent conclusion: They were sure going fast back then.

Remade: Hans Scheugl's 'Wien 1180, Schumanngasse'. A film by Karl Wratschko