VIRGINIA – dir. Sascha Köllnreitner

Original Film Title: VIRGINIA

Directors Name: Sascha Köllnreitner

Writers Name: Sascha Köllnreitner

Producer: Adrian Goiginger, Martin Pfeil, David Stöllinger, Peter Wildling

Country of Origin: Austria

Country of Filming: Austria

Language: English, German

Runtime: 48 minutes 38 seconds

Film Description: 

A story about the infamous Virginia Hill and her husband, the first ever ski world champion, Hans Hauser – from the criminal intrigues of the so called gangster-bride in America, to her escape to Austria and a life of constant fear: The documentary VIRGINIA tells the true story of the extraordinary couple Hill-Hauser. In the 1940s Virginia Hill works her way to the very highest echelons of the US-American Mafia with sex appeal, sass and resolve. After the murder of her husband, Bugsy Siegel, she is sent to convalesce to Sun Valley where she meets her future partner and former world skiing champion, Hans Hauser. They marry and even have a child together. However, Virginia’s past keeps catching up with her. The US-American tax authorities force the family to flee to Salzburg, where they settle down to a rural life in constant fear of being found. Virginia’s extravagant lifestyle is completely incompatible with the rustic farm life atmosphere and so she attempts to get the Mafia to finance her expensive escapades. This finally sealed the whole family’s fate; Virginia, Hans and their son all die under mysterious circumstances.

Virginia Hill, Alabama native with ties to New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Hollywood and even Sun Valley, an American organized crime figure known globally, who fled to Europe, Austria to die mysteriously in a small town called Salzburg.

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