The Eremits

Dir.: Ronny Trocker | Germany, Italy 2016 | 110 min

It is cold and foggy in the mountains of South Tyrol, which stretches across the border and into Italy. And lonely. 40-year-old Albert's parents are the only ones left in the small German village at the end of a chairlift that doesn't work. He has set off to the foot of the mountain to work in a marble quarry, not wanting to continue the life of his parents, but not wanting to break the ties to them either. When his father dies, his mother hides the body just as laconically as she drowns a litter of kittens. And this is just one piece in a diabolic game between a mother, who loosens her ties with one hand just to strengthen them with the other, and a son, who finally tries to fly the coop with his clipped wings. Ronny Trocker, who himself comes from a small German enclave in Italy, makes his debut with a measured and taciturn drama, which is full of natural force. There is a texture in his images that makes them almost tangible, a nerve in his silences, and a quiet, romantic sense of humour in his seriousness. And the Austrian actor Andreas Lust ('Der Räuber') is outstanding in the lead role.

Meet the director on Nov 1st in Grand Teatret where the festival celebrates the German Film Day. 'The Eremits' is followed by '24 Weeks' and 'Wild' and the day is presented in collaboration with German Film, Goethe Institute Denmark and the German Embassy.

Original Title
Die Einsiedler
Title
The Eremits
Country
Germany, Italy
Release Year
2016
Duration
110 min.
Directors
Ronny Trocker
Producer
Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler
Script
Cast
Ingrid Burkhard, Andreas Lust, Orsi Tóth, Hannes Perkmann, Peter Mitterrutzner
Camera
Klemens Hufnagl
Sound
Niklas Kammertöns
Editor
Julia Drack
Production Company
Echofilm
Version
Dialogue: English Subtitles
Tempo
2
Thrills
2
Sighs
7
Laughs
1
Look
8
Food for thought
8