The Border Fence

Direction
Year
2018
Country
  • Austria
Runtime
112min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

A documentary about populism and its absurd consequences.

Brenner Pass, Alpine border, spring 2016: the Austrian government announces the construction of a border fence, expecting a shift of the refugee routes to Italy after the Balkan route is closed. The residents fear the fence just as much as the supposedly threatening influx of foreigners to their homeland.

Two years later, the fence is still rolled up in a container, as the inrush of refugees never occurred.

Details

  • Original Title
    Die bauliche Maßnahme
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • Editing
    Emily Artmann, Gernot Grassl
  • Sound
    Karim Weth
  • Runtime
    112 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • IDFA 2018
    • Diagonale 2018
    • Ambulante FF 2018
    • Trieste Film Festival 2019
    • KINO - Mostra de Cinema de Expressão Alemã 2019
  • Awards
    • Best Austrian Documentary Film @ Diagonale 2018
    • VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Award @ DOK.fest München 2019

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