Special Gaspar Noé
The Work and Inspiration of Gaspar Noé

Cinéma Viscéral: Angst (1983)

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[WARNING: contains scenes of extreme sexual violence, bodily harm and other upsetting visuals.] This brilliantly chilling but largely forgotten Austrian home invasion flick has managed to claw its way out of obscurity after being banned for decades, mainly due to the enthusiastic endorsement of Gaspar Noé. The director cites its disembodied camerawork and sudden burst of ultra-violence as a seminal inspiration for his own oeuvre. As can be expected, Angst is no leisurely viewing but it’s wholly unique and utterly unforgettable. A true pity then, that Angst is the only feature film director Gerald Kargl ever directed. Based on actual events, a mental patient (played scarily convincing by Erwin Leder) released from prison, immediately seeks out a secluded suburban home to unleash his bottled up, rage-filled fantasies on the unsuspecting residents with truly shocking results. You are hereby warned.


Gerald Kargl
Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Rabenreither
misdaad, horror, thriller
87 minuten


A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.

To celebrate Noé’s latest film Vortex and his unique and darkly twisted oeuvre, KINO presents a selection of his own work and the films that inspired him. A divergent collage of cinematic outings that influenced his work: from the masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey (on 70mm!) and the anti-fascist shock cinema of Pasolini’s Salò to the ‘giallo’ chillers of Dario Argento. Join us in taking a deep dive into the visceral cinematic world that shaped the work of this singular director. Strap in, it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Trailer: Baris Azman

© Trailer: Baris Azman

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