The Best Of All Worlds


Original Name: Die Beste Aller Welten
English Name: The Best Of All Worlds
Year: 2017
Run Time: 103'
Language: German
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Germany, Austria
Director: Adrian Goiginger
Producer: Nils Dünker, Wolfgang Ritzberger
Cast : Verena Altenberger, Jeremy Miliker, Lukas Miko, Michael Pink
Screenplay: Adrian Goiginger
Cinematographer: Yoshi Heimrath, Paul Sprinz
Editor: Ingrid Koller
Sound Designer: Marvin Keil
Music Composer: Dominik Wallner
Costume Designer: Monika Gebauer
Production Designer: Veronika Merlin
Production Company: Ritz Film
World Sales: Ritzlfilm
World Sales Phone: 436769468592
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  • Berlinale 2017
  • Moscow IFF 2017
  • Zlin Film Festival 2018
  • Austrian Film Awards 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • Aitch (Short) 2011
  • Sound Of Silence (Short)2014
  • Billion Walk (Short) 2015
  • The Best Of All Worlds 2017

Director's Biography:

Adrian Goiginger is an Austrian writer-director. As director and script writer he has done many short films, commercials, and music videos. He made short films like Aitch (2011) and few music videos, before he started formal training of filmmaking. In 2013 he started his studies in directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His debut movie The Best of All Worlds premiered at the 67th Berlinale in the section Perspektive Deutsches Kino and received the Kompass-Perspektive award as best movie of the section.


Seven year old Adrian lives with his young mother Helga and her boyfriend, both heroin addicts. 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.