Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

High Performance
(Mandarinen lügen nicht)

Year: 2014
Country: AUSTRIA
Run Time: 100 minutes

High Performance
High Performance
High Performance
High Performance

Brothers Daniel and Rudi share little besides DNA. Slovenly Daniel, single and in his early 30s, is an actor/performance artist, who supplements his meager stock boy income with handouts from his parents. Urbane Rudi, on the other hand, is a married father and award-winning executive at a tech company in Vienna. Despite Rudi’s blatant lack of respect for his brother, Rudi offers Daniel part-time work at his company, coaching the newly-hired developer Nora on public speaking. Daniel is at first reluctant to accept the job. But Rudi hints at having romantic feelings for Nora, and Daniel, professedly never one to stand in the way of love, agrees to suss out whether Nora reciprocates Rudi’s affections. Yet, Daniel’s matchmaking skills leave much to be desired, and Rudi’s intentions may not be completely motivated by love. Johanna Moder’s quirky comedy HIGH PERFORMANCE is an age-old story of sibling rivalry with a high-tech twist. (In German with subtitles) – E.B.

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ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Johanna Moder

Born in Graz, Austria in 1979, Johanna Moder studied directing at the Filmacademy Vienna. She has made several short films and regularly directs at the Theater im Bahnhof in Graz.


Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann

Johanna Moder

Robert Oberrainer

Karin Hammer

Principal Cast
Marcel Mohab, Manuel Rubey, Katharina Pizzera, Helmut Berger, Stephanie Fürstenberg

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