Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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The Remains – Nach der Odyssee
Documentary Film, AT 2019, Farbe, 90 min., 20.3. OmdU / 22.3. OmeU
Diagonale 2019

Director, Script: Nathalie Borgers
Camera: Johannes Hammel
Editor: Sophie Reiter
Location Sound: Peter Roesner
Sounddesign: Peter Roesner
Additional Credits: Produktionsleitung: Andrea Minauf
Producers: Johannes Rosenberger, Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff
Production: Navigator Film


Two strands of narrative unfold alongside one another in The Remains: the one accompanies the survivors of a Syrian family that lost thirteen of its members in the sea on their escape. The other traces a picture of the helpers on Lesbos who are involved in the search for the missing, retrieving the drowned, or arranging a worthy burial for the unknown dead. Carefully, and with calm pictures, the film approaches death in the Mediterranean from many sides.