• Eismayer
  • Eismayer
  • Eismayer


by David Wagner Focus Competition

With his uncompromising manner, Warrant Officer Eismayer is regarded as the most feared instructor in the Austrian army. His strict methods are well known among the recruits. But Mario is not intimidated by this when he enters the barracks to begin his service. He resolutely defies Eismayer and puts his seemingly chauvinistic worldview to the test by openly flaunting his homosexuality. Shocked by Mario's brash behaviour, Eismayer's double life gradually comes to light. Director David Wagner endows the title character with a fascinating ambivalence and tells a story based on true events about homosexuality in the armed forces.

About the director(s)

Born in 1982, David Wagner has worked in the film industry since 2003. His training in the filmmaking sector includes studying at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and graduating with a masters from Hamburg Media School. His multi award-winning short films have premiered at renowned international short film festivals, including the Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival and the Tel Aviv Student Film Festival. His fiction film debut EISMAYER won the Script Talent Award 2019 and world premiered at Venice.

Filmography (selection): Eismayer (2022) | Ein kurzer Scheissfilm (short film, 2018) | In Ayahs Augen (short film, 2017) | Maman und das Meer (short film, 2016) | Trade Queen (short film, 2015) | Afrika Race - 2 Brüder zwischen Paris und Dakar (TV series, doc, 5 episodes, 2013) | Meine linke Hand (short film, 2012) | Aoeo (short film, 2004)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Relationship Drama
  • Country, Year: Austria, 2022
  • Runtime: 87 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: David Wagner
  • Cast: Gerhard Liebmann, Luka Dimić, Julia Koschitz, Anton Noori, Christopher Schärf, Karl Fischer, Lion Tatzber
  • Screenplay: David Wagner
  • Cinematography: Serafin Spitzer
  • Editor: Stephan Bechinger
  • Sound: Claus Benischke-Lang
  • Music: LYLIT
  • Producers: Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber
  • Production Company: Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH
  • World Sales: Loco Films
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