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April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Urlaub vom Frieden
Documentary Film, AT 2008, Farbe, 55 min.
Diagonale 2009

Director: Amin Hak-Hagir, Jaqueline Schmidt
Script: Amin Hak-Hagir
Camera: Armin Koch
Editor: Armin Koch
Location Sound: Armin Koch
Sounddesign: Pascal Halper
Producers: Armin Koch, Amin Hak-Hagir, Stephan Wabl
Production: Luland


In 1993 Helmut R, a 23-year-old Austrian, fought in the Yugoslav Civil War as a mercenary for the Croatian army. 15 years later, in the documentary @i:Urlaub vom Frieden:i@, he talks about his experiences in the conflict area, and explains his reasons for volunteering. The film concentrates exclusively on him as protagonist, and paints a candid picture of military reality and violence, without catharsis or simple glorification.

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