Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Austria

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

producer, director

EARTH

EARTH

Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries, large construction sites in a constant struggle to transform the planet.
The Border Fence

The Border Fence

A political satire about populism and its absurd consequences. In spring 2016, Austrian politicians fear an onslaught of war refugees via Italy and announce a new border fence. The residents fear the fence just as much…
Future Baby

Future Baby

A film about the future of human reproduction as it is happening right before our eyes.
Homo Sapiens

Homo Sapiens

Homo Sapiens is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we're gone?
Over the Years

Over the Years

A film about the process of becoming unemployed, told from the perspective of people who know. An observation of what happens to manual laborers over a period of 10 years.
Players

Players

Rustem, 23, plays poker. Born and raised in Russia, he lives in Berlin. A.k.a. Puma23 xxxx, Rustem has already won more than 100,000 dollars. He starts travelling to poker tournaments across Europe. The computer…
The Child in the Box

The Child in the Box

The story of a mother who has become mentally ill shortly before her child was born. And the story of a child taken in by a foster family, though she does not know for how long. Thirty years later the child, now an…
CERN

CERN

Multi-awarded director Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense CERN apparatus. Alternated with interviews with the experts who devised and operate this gigantic big bang machine, the film…
Population Boom

Population Boom

A well-known nightmarish vision of the future: The Earth’s population reaches seven billion. Dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change - the results of overpopulation? Who says that the…
Danube Hospital

Danube Hospital

A portrait of one of Europe’s largest hospitals shows the daily routines and work processes at a powerful and highly complex institution. By depicting a modern healthcare facility, Danube Hospital holds a mirror to our…
Abendland

Abendland

Western standard of living, civilization, and the urge to exclude others from it are the core of Geyrhalter's latest cinematic documentary essay. Entirely shot at night, Geyrhalter takes us on a very personal journey…
Women's Lust

Women's Lust

The film is about the sexual desires of women of a certain age and their daily struggle to preserve these newly won freedoms. The protagonists are five women from various walks of life who have a variety of needs. This…
Allentsteig

Allentsteig

The belief that there are no more white spots on Austria’s map is not quite right: In 1938 the German army established one of Europe’s largest military training grounds in northern Lower Austria. The over 160 square…
More than just Words

More than just Words

"More than just Words" - doing something rather than just talking about a problem. In February 1984, 50 Austrians formed the work brigade “February ’34” and set off for Nicaragua. They were moved by their solidarity…
7915 KM

7915 KM

A motor-sports spectacle that kicks up plenty of dust. On the trail of the 2007 Dakar Rallye 7915 KM undertakes a search, along the way encountering the variety to be found in Africa's present in Morocco, Sahrawi…
Eisenwurzen - A Mountain Musical

Eisenwurzen - A Mountain Musical

Eisenwurzen is located in a longtime steel-factory region between Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Styria. EISENWURZEN (The Musical) is a 52 minute glance at the myths and toils of this country-like industrial landscape…
Flyers Over Amazonia

Flyers Over Amazonia

Flying as a dream and a passion, a job and a fate. That's the story of pilots Nilton and Fernando, hoboes of the air. They fly over Amazonia, the largest river region on the planet and its greatest forest, both a…
Food Design

Food Design

Take a look at the secret chambers of major food manufacturers - where designers and scientists are defining your favorite mouthful of tomorrow. The TV documentary FOOD DESIGN shows how form, color, smell, consistency,…
Goisern Goes East

Goisern Goes East

Enjoy a concert tour by ship. The Austrian musician Hubert von Goisern is crossing the East of Europe on the Danube from Austria to the Black Sea. He invites excellent musicians from the local pop and jazz scene. These…
Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and…
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