Life on the isolated farms of the South Tyrol is hard and lonely. It’s an archaic world that is slowly disappearing. Albert grew up on such a farm, but his mother will do anything to prevent him from taking over the business. She arranges for him to work in a local quarry. Albert, who thinks he should continue the family tradition, is caught between an oppressive past and an uncertain future.
Work on the run-down farm is tough and dirty, but working in the quarry is not much better. Albert’s colleagues from the big city don’t have much time for the yokel from the Alps. The only ray of hope in his life is a blossoming love affair. In a poignant interplay of light and dark, Ronny Trocker – who himself is from this region – reveals how these taciturn characters wrestle with their dreams, fears and desires. The impressive, daunting natural surroundings add another character alongside the superb cast.

International title
The Eremites
Filmmaker
Ronny Trocker
Country
Germany
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
110’
Language
German
Producer
Paul Zichler, Susanne Mann
Production Company
zischlermann filmproduktion GmbH
Sales
Cercamon
Writer
Ronny Trocker
Cinematography
Klemens Hufnagl
Editor
Julia Drack
Production Design
Stefan Oppenländer
Sound Design
Niklas Kammertöns
Cast
Ingrid Burkhard, Andreas Lust, Orsi Tóth, Hannes Perkmann, Peter Mitterrutzner, Georg Kaser, Franz Fulterer
Website
www.cercamon.biz