Bad Luck

Synopsis: Dagmar works at a petrol station, owes money, and to make matters worse, is turned out of her flat. Lippo is at a complete loss. After 15 years building up a betting shop with his boss, he suddenly gets fired. Karl is a car mechanic and sells water filters to make ends meet. Rizzo, Karl's strange friend, is unhappy about being different to the others. A desolate petrol station in the middle of nowhere serves as a focal point in the characters' lives. Three car crashes, one stolen gun and a surprise discovery of money appear by irony of fate as means for escaping the tedious daily routine. But nothing is as simple as it first appears. Chance, irresponsible acts, and entanglements: in the end it seems that happiness is far from attainable. BAD LUCK is a lovingly made, tragic-comic film about wrong decisions, chance and the search for happiness.
78 min


Just junk mail.

The water filter guy called.

I know.

-You don't pick up your phone!

He can piss off.

What about the car? -I'll

finish it today. -Sure?


What is it this time?

My Moped stopped working.

What shall I do?

That's three minuses...

I want a voucher for 20 euros

and a one-year guarantee.

I don't need

a dust-collecting rust bucket.

So, what about my Moped?

What's wrong?

It won't work!

What shall I do?

I'm busy.

Leave it here.

At least give me a ride.

Your phone's ringing.

You're not answering?

I'd answer it.

-Want to get out?

I'd answer it, that's all...


Not him again!

What do you expect?,

Nobody buys this sh*t.

What do you mean by contract?


F*** it!

Screw you and your water filters!

Just don't ask.

I won't.

I need a piss.

There's someone in there.

Is he alive?

I don't know.

Where are you going?


What's the matter?

Come on!

Let's go.

What about him?

He's definitely had it.

Hey, wait!

We can't leave him here!

If he was still alive?

-He's dead for sure.

Don't think about it.

I'm not well.


Do you have to take these?

13 times a day?

That's not a normal life.

It's too much for me.

Look, the money

will buy you a new Moped.

I don't want no bloody money.

I'm scared.

Don't you understand?

Nobody will catch us.

I'm just scared!

Let's go inside! -No.

Come with me!

-No. What could I want in there?

I said come!

I need a beer.


Where is it?

Is what?

My crowbar!

What now?


What shall we do?

We left it by the car wreck.

We need to drive back there, you idiot!

This doesn't look right!

I know where we are.

Get out.

Not so fast!

Hey, this is all wrong.

-It's that way!

It all looks the same...

You've never been in a forest,

you idiot?

Don't call me an idiot!

You got us into this mess.

No way!

He's gone!

Where has he gone?

-I told you he's alive!

There must be more money.

I can't believe it.

Somebody actually bought one.

Did you hear that?

Come, let's go!

I told you not to take the money.

We even lost a dead guy...

...all because of you.

I get lost in a bloody

Mickey Mouse forest...

...'cause of such an idiot!

I told you not to call me idiot.


I didn't mean it.

What have you done now?

You beat him dead?

2 days earlier...

What is it?

Good day!

My name is Mischkulnig,

I have here superb water filters.

Would you be interested?

Do I look like I need this rubbish?

-The water quality is going down...

and this makes your water taste great.

-I don't drink water.

Is Walter in?

Yes, but he's asleep.

He was on night duty.

Are you hungry?


I'll make you something.

-I'm not hungry, thanks.


Have you got enough money?

-Everything's fine.

Have you ever asked Frank why

he fired you?

You know what?

I need the toilet.

Sh*t... go back to sleep!

I'm really worried about you.

Have you been drinking?



Come here bro, give us a hug.


You're off already?


Why did you come?


-Bye, Lippo.


Where is he?

Calm down.

Want a coffee?

Is he in the back?

He left, but you know he

won't talk to you.

But I do!

-Are you crazy? Come sit down.

Give me the gun!

-Don't touch me!

Come, come. Give me the gun.

Listen Lippo...

Have a coffee and calm down, okay?

Is it raining?


Careful! It's hot!

All this we built up together.

He doesn't even talk to me.

To him, I'm just a worm.

-Lippo, you're bleeding.

Is he in later?

-No. Not today.

Don't take it so hard.

Look, I've been training since I was 15.

Tried all the pills on the market.

Done everything...

...and two years ago, the club fired me.


Life's not fair.

I'll show you that life can be fair.


I know you're in!


Nobody in?

Hand it over.

You have to sign.


-Beat it.


I'll smash your balls, you pig!

Frank? Come on.


It's you, Lippo.

Shut up.

Now I'll tell you what to do.


-I said shut up!

You won't pull the trigger, you worm.

And now what?

15 years I worked for you.

You treat me like scum and then

you kick me out.


You f***ed up again.


Lippo, this is no race track!

I wasn't going fast.

-Your papers.

Why? I haven't done any wrong.

-Your papers, pronto!


-Enough, Lippo!

You're under arrest!

-What for?

Because you're an idiot, Lippo!

My wife.

I need to answer this.



You again?

Want a beer?

-Yes, give me one.

You got a light?

Everything okay?


-Bye, see you tomorrow.

See you.

Have you been up to something?


No, I haven't.

Have you seen mum?


You really just care about yourself.


Hi Walter.



I didn't expect you.

What's the matter?

Can't find my gun.

Your gun's gone? Are you sure?


No way.

Shitty day.

I'm probably gonna lose my job.

F***, f***!

Open the door!

Want to go in?

-Open my door!

Got the money?

-You'll get it, I told you.

You've been saying that for 5 months.

Darling, my patience has run out.

Don't call me darling and open my door!


Or what?

Money doesn't grow on trees.

The bank won't give me money and

the guy from the accident wants his.

That's your problem, not mine.

Please, I need to get changed and

go to work.

Please, open the door.


Where are you going?

I'm thirsty!

Sorry, Susi.

Franz, what's so funny?

I've been here over 12 hours.


Did you sort out the accident?

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Thomas Woschitz

Thomas Woschitz (born 22 April 1968 in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee) is an Austrian film director, screenwriter and film editor. more…

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