Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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Die bauliche Maßnahme
Documentary Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 112 min., dOV
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script, Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editor: Emily Artmann, Gernot Grassl
Location Sound: Eva Hausberger
Additional Credits: Recherche, Regieassistenz Eva Hausberger
Producers: Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

 

In concentric circles starting from the driveable border of the Brenner, Die bauliche Maßnahme measures the surroundings that were the scene of a shift in inner-European policy. At the same time, the space describes itself through Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s typical extremely precise long shots, and in extended talks with police officers, locals, hikers, farmers, innkeepers, and toll collectors. What arises in an extremely small space is the full diversity of voices expressing individual political attitudes on a topic that affects Europe, and is visible on the Brenner.