Glorious Deserter

Gabriele Neudecker
Courageous young men caught between individual freedom, traumatic memories, and social ostracism during the 1946 winter of famine. The farmer, the altar boy, the cook, and the head pig keeper tell their true stories about resistance, refusal to participate, and desertion from the Wehrmacht. The director wrests wild poetry from the turmoil of world events, blurs the line between feature and documentary films, and creates a powerful and moving portrait of the last, forgotten victims of the Nazis.
Technical Data
Running time: 80
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Digital
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2012
Director(s): Gabriele Neudecker
Writer(s): Gabriele Neudecker
Cinematographer(s): Stefan Aglassinger, Gabriele Neudecker
Producers: Gabriele Neudecker, Peter Neudecker