Old Money

TV-series, 8 x 45 minutes

Multibillionaire Rolf Rauchensteiner (Udo Kier) is in urgent need of a liver. Reluctantly, his wife Liane (Sunnyi Melles) brings together the broken family. Whoever gets him a liver gets the whole fortune – cue for the start of a momentous family intrigue without any moral scruples.

Old Money is the next series highlight of David Schalko after the success of Braunschlag. An opulent TV portrait about a family that knows no love. A saga about incest, corruption and gloves made out of human skin. Bizarre. Funny. Vicious. A DALLAS for the insane.

Starring Udo Kier, Sunnyi Melles, Nicholas Ofczarek, Manuel Rubey, Nora von Waldstätten, Edita Malovcic, Ursula Strauss, Thomas Stipsits, Robert Palfrader, Yohanna Schwertfeger, Simon Schwarz, Cornelius Obonya, Florian Teichtmeister, Herbert Föttinger, Johannes Krisch, Maria Hofstätter, Lukas Miko, Michael Maertens, Raimund Wallisch, and many more.


Written and Directed by David Schalko
Produced by John Lueftner & David Schalko

A coproduction of Superfilm and the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. With support from the Austrian Television Fund, the Vienna Film Fund and the state government of Lower Austria.

Available as VOD on  DVD and Flimmit.

“The Vienna grotesque Old Money is the meanest, funniest, best series since Helmut Dietl.”

– Die Welt am Sonntag

“Evil television? Austrians can do that better.”

– Der Tagesspiegel

“Viewers are rewarded with six and a half hours of film that no one in Germany could pull off.”

– Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“The most insane television series currently available in German is made by Viennese writer-director David Schalko.”

– Die Zeit

“A great, weird, artfully arranged pleasure.”

– Münchner Merkur

” Schalko is rightly considered the wunderkind par excellence of the local film and television scene.”

– Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Some directors possess a force that makes you afraid to break their appeal. David Schalko, unjustly largely unappreciated in Germany, is one of those.”

– Spiegel.de

” ALTES GELD is High Quality TV that definitely stands comparison with hip Scandinavian and US series. Respect!”

– TV Media

“David Schalko has made a family saga in which, delightfully, nothing is funny.”

– Die Presse

“OLD MONEY sets new standards in terms of visual language, in yet unseen colorful opulence, musical reductiveness and epic rapture.”

– Der Standard

“Colorful, rapturously artificial and with an elegance feigned by classical music, Schalko stages the trials and tribulations in breathtaking settings, infusing the borrowings from classic soap opera family sagas with plenty of sarcasm, cynicism and irony.”


“Beast and man: David Schalko’s masterful Austrian family farce ‘Old Money’.”

– Rolling Stone