by Ronny Trocker, Motion Picture

The Eremites

Die Einsiedler
2016, 116 min.

Albert grew up on an isolated mountain farm. His mother wants to protect his son from the poor and lonesome existence, still pulling the strings in his life.

He is a diligent hand at a nearby marble quarry, but life remains difficult when it comes to catch up with real people. When his father Rudl dies accidentally, Marianne fears, that Albert will take over and returns to the farm. Instead, she decides to hide the death from Albert and the outside world and buries his corpse on the mountain.


Produced by
Zischlermann filmproduktion (Germany) and Golden Girls Films (Austria).

Ingrid Burkhard, Andreas Lust, Orsi Tóth, Hannes Perkmann, Peter Mitterrutzner, Georg Kaser, Franz Fulterer, Florian Eisner, Johann Nikolussi, Christoph Griesser, Anton Algrang, Hans Peter Hallwachs.

Written and directed by
Ronny Trocker

Co-writer: Rolando Grumt Suárez,
Editor: Julia Drack,
Director of Photography: Klemens Hufnagl,
Production design: Stefan Oppenländer,
Costumes design: Nastassja Kinspergher,
Make-up: Rebecca Koch,
Vfx: Rudi Germann,
Soundesign: Niklas Kammertöns,
Mix: Simon Apostolou,
Producer: Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler,
Co-Producer: Karin C. Berger, Arash T. Riahi, Raphael Barth.


FVenice Orizzonti Competition
Thessaloniki Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
International Film Festival
Rotterdam – IFFR
Glasgow Film Festival
Saas-Fee Filmfest (Critics Choice Award)
Bolzano Film Festival Bozen
Hong Kong HKIFF
Nashville Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize Winner – New Director Feature Competition)
Trento Film Festival
Fünf Seen Filmfestival (Best Film award)
Film Festival Della Lessinia (Best Film Award)
etc. …

Nominated for

Prix FIPRESCI – Discovery
Award of the European Film Awards 2017
Austrian Film Award for
Best leading Actress (Ingrid Burkhard)
Best Camera (Klemens Hufnagl)