DOCUMENTARY

Die bauliche Maßnahme

The Border Fence

Nikolaus Geyrhalter
In concentric circles starting from the driveable border of the Brenner, The Border Fence 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.
Technical Data
Running time: 112
Format: Digital
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2018
Credits
Director(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Writer(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Cinematographer(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Producers: Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Michael Kitzberger, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Premiere:
14.03.2018
Graz (Diagonale)
Awards (selection): Best Austrian Documentary Film (Graz/Diagonale), Jury Award (Trento), VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Award (Munich)
Production company
NGF Geyrhalterfilm GmbH
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THE BORDER FENCE awarded in Munich and Trento

Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s clairvoyant essay about borders, portraying residents living close to the Brenner Pass between Austria and Italy has garnered the Jury Prize at the Trento Festival and the VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Award at the DOK.fest München.