WEAPON OF CHOICE

A cult object of Austrian invention and a bestseller in the USA and worldwide: the Glock. The semiautomatic rapid- fire weapon is one of Austria’s export hits, but not a lot about its questionable meaning reaches the public realm. Like a thriller, this investigative and precisely researched documentary reveals a globalized world in which power, money, violence and politics are intertwined in abysmal ways. 

Category Documentary
Original title Weapon of Choice
Director Fritz Ofner
Production Fritz Ofner Filmproduktion
Format Full HD/DCP
Runtime 52/89 min
Production Year 2018
Broadcaster ORF
Language English, German, Arabic
Subtitled Versions English, German
Country Austria
Genre Economy, Geopolitics, Investigative, Pop Culture, Society

Festivals

  • "Documentary Competition", Diagonale, Austria (2018)
  • "F:ACT Awards Competition" CPH:DOX, Denmark (2018)
  • "Testimony on Politics Competition", Ji.hlava Film Festival, Czech Republic (2018)
  • Theatrical release in Austria September 28, 2018 (Polyfilm)

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"Fritz Ofner's engrossing, hypnotically digressive doc ..." VARIETY

"This masterful and precisely researched film is not a conventional current affairs programme but rather a much more immediate, cinematic and consequently more shocking insight into the global workings of arms trade. A must-see to understand this evil industry and all through the journey of one small hand gun - the Glock." Bertha DocHouse

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