Wolken über dem Paradies | © Bernhard Semmelrock Filmproduktion

Clouds Over Paradise

  • Wolken über dem Paradies (German title)
Feature Film | 1998 | Tragicomedy | Austria

Project data

Length of movie96 min
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negative35mm
Picture material positive35mm
Sound formatDolby SR (4 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

This film tells the story of Konrad, an inconsipicuous little man. His life revolves around his job at a rundown bank and his only friend, a goldfish. Konrad's only means of escaping his drab life are bizarre daydreams and his subjective perception of an absurd world. This all changes one day when the beautiful Maria comes to the bank. The inept Konrad, who knows that his life is in need of a radical change, does everything to meet the woman of his dreams. What began as a whimsical comedy develops into a story of despair, sickness and longing.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Martin MüllerKonrad Klein [L]
 Katharina StembergerMaria von Maredas [L]
Peter AppianoEstephan [SR]
Patrick BannwartMuseumswärter [SR]
Pola BokalBankkundin [SR]
Remi BrandnerBankkunde [SR]
Ilse BrandtnerBankkundin [SR]
Barbara DemmerBlondine [SR]
Hjalmar EsteTheateransager [SR]
David GinsbergKleiner Junge am Strand [SR]


Broadcast Engineeringsound engineerSven Hilberth
Broadcast Engineeringsound assistantPeter Troppmair
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyMartin Putz
Camera Department1st assistant camera Andreas Pölzl
Camera Department1st assistant camera Leena Koppe
Camera Department1st assistant cameraChristopher Vetter
Costume Departmentcostume designerPatricia Autherith
Costume Departmentassistant costume designerKozva Rigaud
Director's DepartmentdirectorBernhard Semmelrock
Director's Department1st assistant directorBarbarella Kaspar

Production companies

Bernhard Semmelrock Filmproduktion


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Bernhard Semmelrock1999Burgos de Cine y Literatura (Spain)1er premio Burgos de Cine y LiteraturaWinner