ORVUSE ON OANWE (2013 / 1998)

Vienna's last original tootlers
a film by Christina Zurbruegg

with: Trude Mally, Poldi Debeljak, Luise Wagner, Anny Demuth, Pepi Matauschek

Orvuse On Oanwe means “Hello in Vienna“ in the language of the old Viennese folksingers. Trude Mally, Poldi Debeljak and Luise Wagner were the last ones of their kind who besides singing had mastered the almost forgotten art of "tootling", a Viennese version of yodeling. The life stories of these three old ladies and of the singing landlady Anny Demuth are quirky, sentimental and full of zest for life. A journey through the past, scarred by war, turmoil and strokes of fate, characterized by the love of singing. The film project about the Viennese Yodeling was granted the patronage of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO.

"Woman power in a surprising way." Dr. Ursula Hemetek

"A pioneering feat for the conservation of female treasury of song." AUF

"Cities have their own face and their own voice. A city is a big landscape in itself. The tootlers are the voice of this landscape – unmistakably and unique." Dr. Erhard Busek

DVD & Book: With sheet music and guitar chords. English subtitles.

Austria 1998, Viennese Dialect, color/bw, 54 Min./Beta SP
Austria 2013, New Version, Viennese Dialect, OmeU, color/bw, 60 Min./DigiBeta

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