Beyond The Forest

Direction
Year
2007
Country
  • Austria
Duration
75min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Fifty kilometres away, a woman sits at her gravestone; she has already lived five years past the date of death that is engraved on her stone. The National Socialist regime turned them into perpetrators and into victims. With the fall of Hitler, he has also fallen. She, on the other hand, had to go into a work camp for 6 years.
The film shows two very humorous, but broken people, who witnessed the disappearance of their own culture. Their national pride forbade them from "mixing" with other people. Now both of them are old, alone, and they want to die. The best thing would be to simply "disappear" from the world. Only at the end of their lives, they are finally willing to retell the tragic experiences of their beings.

Details

  • Original title
    Einst Süsse Heimat
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Gerald Igor Hauzenberger
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Dominik Spritzendorfer, Marco F. Zimprich (AAC)
  • Editing
    Michael Palm, Gerald Igor Hauzenberger
  • Music
    Probstdorfer Blaskapelle
  • Sound
    Sybille Bettstein, Gerald Igor Hauzenberger
  • Duration
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2007
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Golden Girls Filmproduktion GmbH
      • Seidengasse 15/3/20
      • 1070 Vienna
      • Austria
      • tel: +431 8105636
      • fax: +431 8105949
      • e-mail: office@goldengirls.at
  • Festivals
    • Cinéfleuve / Kino im Fluss
    • LU, F, D
    • Era New Horizons
    • Wrozlaw (PL)
    • EXILE FILMFESTIVAL
    • GÖTEBURG (SE)
    • Oct
    • Astra Filmfestival
    • IN COMPETITION
    • Sibiu (RO)
    • DOK LEIPZIG
    • Leipzig (D)
    • DokMa Filmfestival
    • Maribor (SI)
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    • Sheffield (UK)
    • Nordlicht Filmfestival
    • Leeuwarden (NL)
    • Saratov Suffering Filmfestival
    • (RU)
    • Kulturfabrik Esch
    • Luxembourg (LU)
    • Romanian Film Week
    • Tartu Festival
    • Tartu (EE)
    • IN COMPETITION
    • Belfast Filmfestival
    • (UK)
    • Festival des Neuen Heimatfilms
    • Freistadt (AT)
    • IN COMPETITION
    • Film Festival della Lessinia
    • (IT)
    • June - 24. July 2007
    • July 2007
    • Oct 2007
    • Okt - 04. Nov 2007
    • Nov 2007
    • Nov 2007
    • Nov 2007
    • Nov 2007
    • Dec 2007
    • Mar 2008
    • Apr 2008
    • Aug 2008
    • Aug 2008

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