30.09. - 09.10.2021

An Iron Box Austria, Germany 2018 | 102 min | OV with English subtitles | Black & White | FF 2019

Nils Olger

NILS OLGER (*1976) studied post-conceptual art practices, new media and sociology. He lives and works as a film-maker and artist in Vienna and is active in film, political, journalistic and performance collectives. An Iron Box is his debut full-length film.

rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A grandson follows the murderous trail left by his grandfather 70 years previously. After the death of his grandfather, Nils Olger is given an iron box by his grandmother. It contains rolls of photographic negatives. „Now you have all our secrets,“ she tells him. The pictures give an impression of the events that the grandfather must have been involved in as a member of SS. Olger follows the trail of the negatives and visits the original locations in Austria, Hungary, Italy. It is the attempt by a descendant to augment the memories of his grandfather with the elements he never knew and with the help of the negatives to create a bigger picture.
Original title: Eine eiserne Kassette
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: German, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Nils Olger
Screenplay: Nils Olger
Cast: Ingeborg Jürgenssen, Olaf Johann Oskar Jürgenssen, Eliseo Federici, Egidia Giuntoni, Friedhelm Frischenschlager, Andrea Quartieri, Celso Battaglia, Carlo Gentile, Roberto Oligeri, Giorgio Mori
Producer: Nils Olger
Director of Photography: Nils Olger, Juri Schaden, Thomas Marschall
Music: Vinzenz Schwab
Production Design:
Editor: Nils Olger
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: sixpackfilm
Contact: Dietmar Schwärzler, sixpackfilm:


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