Text contribution "Hans Moser in North Korea", Virgil
Widrich in conversation with Arno Rußegger, edited by Gottfried Schlemmer, Georg Seeßlen, Arno Rußegger. © Filmarchiv Austria,
To this day, Hans Moser is the epitome of Viennese humor and comedy that is perceived as typically Austrian.
Even during his lifetime, his name became a household word and has become detached from his work. Even those who have never
seen a film with him know what and who is meant when he is mentioned. Moser represents the comedic "legacy" of the First and
Second Republics like no other. This book serves as a guide through the impressive oeuvre that Moser left behind. Rediscovering
it today, over 50 years after his death, is like opening a treasure chest containing countless jewels. Hans Moser. Wiener
Weltschmerzkomiker is nothing less than a multifaceted approach to Hans Moser as artist, icon, human being.
Moser is absolutely singular, incomparable, a solitaire in fact. A world actor!" Elfriede Jelinek