Sergeant Major Eismayer is the toughest and most feared NCO drill officer in the Austrian army. He is ruthless with recruits and relentlessly enforces both discipline and order with macho toughness. But when, Falak, a new recruit who has unashamedly embraced his homosexuality joins the army, it shakes Eismayer's existence to its very core. To love another man does not fit in with the idea of what a perfect soldier should be like. Falak becomes his target, but simultaneously triggers an overwhelming attraction. Based on an incredible true story.
David Wagner, film director and director of photography, was born in 1982 in Austria. He studied at the Vienna Filmacademy, NY University and Hamburg Media School. He has directed various short films – My left hand (2013), Trade Queen (2015), Maman and the Ocean (2016), We Take You (2017), In Ayahs Augen (2017) - and the two feature films Aoeo (2005) and Eismayer (2022). At the last Venice film Festival Eismayer won the Grand Prize of the Settimana Internazionale della Critica and was nominated for the Queer Lion Award.
Montaggio/Editing Stephan Bechinger
Fotografia/Photography Serafin Spitzer
Suono/Sound Claus Benischke
Interpreti/Cast Gerhard Liebmann, Luka Dimic, Julia Koschitz, Anton Noori, Karl Fischer, Christopher Schärf
Produttore/Producer Sabine Gruber, Arash T. Riahi
Produzione/Production Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Loco Films