THE EREMITES

A film by Ronny Trocker
Drama  |  110 min  |  DEU, AUT  |  2016
A co-production with Zischlermann Filmproduktion

SYNOPSIS

Albert grew up on an isolated mountain farm in the middle of nowhere in the Alps. Although he’s already in his 
30ies, his omnipresent mother Marianne still pulls the strings in his life. Not intentionally and only because of his mothers pressure, Albert went to live in the nearby valley to make his living in a marble quarry. Marianne wants to protect him from the poor and lonesome life on the mountain and is even willing to denounce their bonds to the tradition of the farm, 
that has existed over centuries. Like an abandoned animal that keeps coming back to its territory, the introverted farmers son keeps sneaking back to the mountain as often as possible. When his father dies accidently
 whilst repairing the roof, Marianne fears, that Albert will take 
over the role of his father and return to the farm.
 Instead, she decides to hide the death from Albert and the outside world - and buries his corpse on the mountain.

ABOUT THE FILM

The archaic world of the last remaining isloated mountain farms in the Alps is slowly disappearing, but the heritage of its loneliness and its roughness has marked the inhabitants of the region. "The Eremites" tries to show the ponderous communication between the mountain people and their difficulty to pronounce their own anxieties, dreams and desires. Stuck between a loaded past and an uncertain future, the characters of the film are trying to find their own way to move forward, but in such a hostile environment, surrounded by an imposing and dominant nature, every decision can become existential. With no big words the film tries to visualize the fragile interior of those characters.

WORLD SALES
LINKS
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AUSTRIAN FILM AWARDS 2019
Best Female Lead, Best Cinematography

73rd VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Orizzonti Competition


FIVE LAKES FILM FESTIVAL
Five Lakes Film Prize 2017

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Jury Prize Winner – New Directors

SAAS–FEE FILMFEST 2017
Filmcritics' Award

FESTIVALS

73rd Venice Film Festival 2016
WORLD PREMIERE

Int. Filmfestival Rotterdam 2017
Five Lakes Film Festival 2017

Der neue Heimatfilm Festival 2017
5th Lake Como Film Festival 2017
25th Art Film Fest Kosice 2017
Festival Al Este de Lima 2017
Febiofest 2017
Glasgow Film Festival 2017
Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2017
Int. Filmfestival Innsbruck 2017
65th Trento Film Festival 2017
Nashville Film Festival 2017
41st Hong Kong Int. Film Festival 2017
4th Saas-Fee Filmfest 2017
Filmfestival Bozen 2017
14th Prag Int. Filmfestival 2017
Int. Bosphorus Film Festival 2016
30th Int. Filmfest Braunschweig 2016
27th Filmfest Lünen 2016
57th Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival 2016
Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn 2016
CPH PIX 2016
Filmfest Hamburg 2016
Zurich Film Festival 2016

QUOTES

»Some films don't need much dialogue – they live through their images. Some characters don't need much action – they live through the fears and hopes which we can guess through their eyes. Some scripts don't seduce us with exotic locations – they invent their quiet adventures relatively nearby. Some stories don't end with a big finale, but instead in a sudden way that challenges our imagination.« – SFFF

INFO

RUNNING TIME – 110 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE – German
SUBTITLES – German, English
SCREENING FORMAT – DCP
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby Digital 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 1.85:1
FRAMES/SEC – 24

CREW

DIRECTOR
Ronny Trocker

SCREEN WRITERS
Ronny Trocker & Rolando Grumt Suárez

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Klemens Hufnagl

SOUND RECORDIST
Johannes Hampel

EDITOR
Julia Drack

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Stefan Oppenländer

COSTUME DESIGNER
Nastassja Kinspergher

MAKE-UP ARTIST
Rebecca Koch

SOUND DESIGNER
Niklas Kammertöns

CO-PRODUCERS
Karin C. Berger, Arash T. Riahi & Raphael Barth

PRODUCERS
Susanne Mann & Paul Zischler

CAST

Ingrid Burkhard
Andreas Lust
Orsi Tóth
Hannes Perkmann
Peter Mitterrutzner
Georg Kaser
Franz Fulterer
Florian Eisner
Johann Nikolussi
Christoph Griesser
Anton Algrang
Hans Peter Hallwachs 

PARTNERS

servus tv      idm alto adige      austrian film institute      bkm germany     medienbord berlin brandenburg     rai suedtirol      bozen      mibac film institute

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