A documentary by Sebastian Brameshuber
AT/FR, 2019, 86 min, DCP 2k, 1:1,85

In a remote, abandoned industrial site near a centuries-old ore mine in the Austrian Alps, a self-taught mechanic runs a business exporting used cars to his native Nigeria. As he pursues his lonely day-to-day activities with wondrous serenity, past, present and future begin to overlap, and memories of a lost friendship resurface against the backdrop of a mysterious promise of everlasting resources.


«A film made for the cinema.»
Maria Motter, FM4

«My film is closer to poetry than to prose.»
Interview, Cineuropa

«Brameshuber has achieved that wonderfully simple thing where all you have to do is look and see and listen to what is happening on screen in order to get closer to another human being, where in the process of watching everything is revealed, and simultaneously kept mysterious.»

«Sebastian Brameshuber’s contemplation on these contrasts and the intimate portrait of one man against the stunning forest backdrop speaks volumes without saying much.»
Dustin Chang, Screenanarchy


World Sales and Distributor AT:
Pierre-Emmanuel Finzi - Filmgarten


BKA, FISA, CINE ART Steiermark, Land Niederösterreich, Land Oberösterreich, MEDIA 

Funding of project development:


Mischief Films
in cooperation with Le Fresnoy - Studio des Arts Contemporains


Cinéma du Réel, Paris 2019
Grand Prix

Austrian Film Award 2020
Nomination Best Documentary

Filmfest Hamburg 2019
Political Film Award of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Duisburger Filmwoche 2019
3sat Dokumentarfilmpreis

Wiener Filmpreis 2019
Special Jury Award 

Open City Documentary Festival London 2019
Open City Award

Diagonale Graz 2019
Best Cinematography

Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2019
Local Artist Award


Art of the Real Film Lincoln Center NY
Art of the Real Buenos Aires
Ji.hlava Film Festival
Cinéma du Réel 
Open City Documentary Festival 
DocLisboa Festival Internacional de Cine
Arsenal Film Festival
Reykjavík International Film Festival
DokuFest Prizren
Nürnberg Human Rights Film Festival
Festival Interférences Lyon
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
Camara Lucida Film Festival
Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paolo
Mostra de Cine de Lanzarote
Ficunam Festival Internacional de Cine
Fünf Seen Festival
One World Film Festival
Dokka Festival
ZagrebDox Festival
Filmer le travail Potiers 
Filmfest Hamburg
Crossing Europe Film Festival
Duisburger Film Festival



Cast: Clifford Agu, Magnus Ogbonna

Director: Sebastian Brameshuber
Sebastian Brameshuber
Director Of Photography: Klemens Hufnagl
Additional Camera: Jenny Lou Ziegel
Editors: Dane Komljen, Sebastian Brameshuber
Sound Recording, Sound Design: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Sound Mix: Simon Apostolou
Producers: Ralph Wieser, David Bohun, Sebastian Brameshuber

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