Die beste aller Welten

The Best Of All Worlds
Adrian is seven and growing up in Salzburg. His young mother Helga and her boyfriend are both heroin addicts; his biological father died before he was born. Helga loves her son above all else. She is torn between her attempts to be the best mother possible and her need to fill the void inside with the consumption of drugs. In this world privation is the norm. What little money there is goes on heroin and although Helga keeps trying to kick the habit her efforts regularly come to nought. All of this is part of young Adrian’s daily life. His world is nonetheless full of adventure and all kinds of experiences and he perceives his to be a happy childhood. It goes without saying that this happiness is far from being an innocent idyll. When Helga finally decides to face up to her addiction and undergo treatment it also means that she must – albeit temporarily – surrender custody of her son to social services. Their deep love for one another is about to be put to a huge test.
by Adrian Goiginger
with Verena Altenberger, Jeremy Miliker, Lukas Miko, Michael Pink, Michael Fuith, Reinhold G. Moritz, Philipp Stix, Georg Veitl, Gabriel Marian Skowerski, Fritz Egger
Germany / Austria 2017 German 103’ Colour


  • Verena Altenberger (Helga Wachter)
  • Jeremy Miliker (Adrian Wachter)
  • Lukas Miko (Günter Goiginger)
  • Michael Pink (The Greek)
  • Michael Fuith (Hr. Hütter, youth welfare office )
  • Reinhold G. Moritz (Berni)
  • Philipp Stix (Walter)
  • Georg Veitl (Schneider)
  • Gabriel Marian Skowerski (Ronan)
  • Fritz Egger (Medical officer)


Written and Directed by Adrian Goiginger
Cinematography Yoshi Heimrath, Paul Sprinz
Editing Ingrid Koller
Music Dominik Wallner
Sound Design Marvin Keil
Sound Bertin Molz, Tobias Scherer
Production Design Veronika Merlin
Costumes Monika Gebauer
Make-Up Tim Scheidig
Casting Angelika Kropej
Assistant Director Sandra Wollner
Production Management Viktor Perdula, Mathias Hammer, Peter Wildling
Producers Nils Dünker, Wolfgang Ritzberger
Executive Producer Wolfgang Ritzberger
Co-Production SWR Baden-Baden
ORF Wien

Adrian Goiginger

Born in Salzburg, Austria in 1991, after completing school he spent a year serving as a reserve cadet in the Austrian Armed Forces. In 2012 he co-founded the 2010 Entertainment OG production company with school friends in Salzburg where he has worked as a director and screenwriter for short films, commercials, corporate and music videos. In 2013 he began studying directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. His short films Klang der Stille and Milliardenmarsch screened at numerous international festivals and won multiple awards. Die beste aller Welten (The Best Of All Worlds) is his debut feature film.


2011 Aitch; short film 2014 Klang der Stille (Sound Of Silence); short film 2015 Milliardenmarsch (Billion Walk); short film 2017 Die beste aller Welten (The Best Of All Worlds)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017