True story of the notorious killer and poet also set to screen at Toronto.


The 22nd Oldenburg International Film Festival (Sept 16-20) is to open with Elisabeth Scharang’s true life drama Jack.

The screen adaptation based on the life of the notorious killer and poet Jack Unterweger will open the festival as a German premiere

Austrian director Scharang’s second fiction feature after 2011 Holocaust drama In Another Lifetime charts the true story of Unterweger, a convicted murderer whose road to redemption, while imprisoned, was to write stories and poems.

The film stars Johannes Krisch in the leading role opposite Birgit Minichmayr and Corinna Harfouch, the film’s talent will attend the gala premiere.

Jack is a production of EPO and its worldwide sales are handled by Picture Tree International.

Following its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival (Aug 5-15), Jack will receive its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20).