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

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Documentary Film, AT 1994, Schwarzweiß, 86 min.
Diagonale 2015

Director, Script, Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editor: Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Location Sound: Christoph Meissl, Rainer Knoepffler
Music: Polina Schestova, Anatoliy Bulavitskiy, Valentin Kiriytschuk
Producers: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion


Life on the Danube is essentially determined by two factors: the river itself and the often strange idiosyncrasies of the people who live along its banks. And they are multifarious: fishermen and graveyard wardens, Buddhist monks, allotment holders on Danube Island, stranded shippers, tramps and soldiers. All linked by the great current against which they swim. The film tells their stories and their longings in tranquil images by an unobtrusive camera. (Production notes)