Carl Achleitner, white shirt, black suit, just got back from a funeral. The 59-year-old lives in Vienna, worked as an actor in the theater and appeared in over 100 film and TV productions before becoming a professional funeral speaker eleven years ago. Since then he has accompanied 3,300 people on their last journey and written a book about his experiences as a funeral speaker, which was a bestseller in Austria. Achleitner takes off his jacket and talks in a soft Austrian dialect in the video call.
The Viennese Carl Achleitner used to be an actor, today he gives funeral speeches. A conversation about whether you should tip, how nice humor can be at the grave and what remains of life at the end.