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EREMITES, THE (EINSIEDLER, DIE)

EREMITES, THE
© Klemens Hufnagl

Albert grew up on an isolated mountain farm in the middle of nowhere in the Alps. Although he’s already in his 30s, his omnipresent mother Marianne still pulls the strings in his life. Not intentionally and only because of his mother’s 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 which has existed over centuries. Like an abandoned animal that keeps coming back to its territory, the introverted farmer’s son keeps sneaking back to the mountain as often as possible. When his father dies accidently, 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.


Ronny Trocker was born in Bolzano/Italy and studied at the Universidad del Cine in Argentina and Le Fresnoy in France. His films include: GLI IMMACOLATI (short, 2013), ESTATE (short, 2016), and THE EREMITES (2016).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Ronny Trocker
Screenplay Ronny Trocker, Rolando Grumt-Suárez
Cinematography Klemens Hufnagl
Cast Andreas Lust, Ingrid Burkhard, Orsi Tóth
Producers Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler
Co-Producers Karin C. Berger, Arash T. Riahi
Production Company Zischlermann Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with Golden Girls/Vienna
Length 110 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, Italian, French
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Venice 2016, Hamburg 2016, Zurich 2016, Thessaloniki 2016, CPH PIX 2016, Rotterdam 2017, Saas Fee 2017, Nashville 2017, Hong Kong 2017, Film Festival della Lessinia 2017

Awards Critics Award Sass Fee 2017, Grand Jury Prize Nashville 2017, Best Film Lessinia 2017, Fünf Seen Filmpreis 2017
With backing from BKM, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Austrian Film Institute

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