Andrea lässt sich scheiden

Andrea Gets a Divorce
Rural police officer Andrea wants to end her unhappy marriage and start a new job as a detective inspector in the city. After a birthday party, her drunken soon-to-be ex-husband suddenly runs out in front of her car. In a state of shock, Andrea commits a hit-and-run. To her surprise, the religious education teacher and recovering alcoholic Franz confesses to the crime. He is convinced that he is to blame and everyone else in the village thinks so too. While Franz starts drinking again and staggers unerringly towards his doom, Andrea does everything in her power to cover her tracks.
In the Austrian countryside, comedy and tragedy are only a stone’s throw apart. In his second feature film, Josef Hader blends humour with melancholy as he takes a look at sad, drunken men and a woman with a plan.
by Josef Hader
with Birgit Minichmayr, Josef Hader, Thomas Schubert, Robert Stadlober, Thomas Stipsits, Branko Samarovski, Maria Hofstätter, Marlene Hauser
Austria 2024 German 93’ Colour World premiere


  • Birgit Minichmayr (Andrea)
  • Josef Hader (Franz)
  • Thomas Schubert (Georg)
  • Robert Stadlober (Walter)
  • Thomas Stipsits (Andy)
  • Branko Samarovski (Andrea’s Father)
  • Maria Hofstätter (Mitzi)
  • Marlene Hauser (Gerti)


Director Josef Hader
Screenplay Josef Hader, Florian Kloibhofer
Cinematography Carsten Thiele
Editing Roland Stöttinger
Sound Design Manuel Grandpierre
Production Design Christoph Kanter
Sound Johannes Baumann
Costumes Martina List
Make-Up Monika Fischer-Vorauer, Gaby Grünwald
Casting Eva Roth
Producers Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka
Executive Producers Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka

Josef Hader

Born in Waldhausen, Austria in 1962, the award-winning comedian has repeatedly ventured into film as an actor, screenwriter and director. He has won acting awards including at the Locarno Film Festival, the German Film Critics’ Award and a nomination for the European Film Awards. For his directing debut Wild Mouse, he also wrote the screenplay and took the leading role. The film was selected to screen in Competition at the 2017 Berlinale.

Filmography (as director)

2017 Wilde Maus (Wild Mouse) 2024 Andrea lässt sich scheiden (Andrea Gets a Divorce)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024