DER SCHÖNSTE PLATZ AUF ERDEN – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON EARTH
Elke Groen | Austria 2020 | 95 Min. | OmeU
During the presidential election of 2016, the small village of Pinkafeld in Burgenland, Austria, made negative headlines as a Nazi village, as a majority of its citizens voted for its famous cornflower-liking neighbor Norbert Hofer. What motivated them to do so, and what do they really think about their homeland? As a microcosm, the village reflects the zeitgeist of Europe and represents a society that wants to seal itself off and in no way show solidarity.
DER SCHÖNSTE PLATZ AUF ERDEN illuminates supposed inhumanity in a very human way and shows us that it is not only right-wing voters who are too quick to judge others.
Writer, Director, Cinematographer: Elke Groen
Editor: Stephan Bechinger
Sound: David Almeida-Ribeiro, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Andreas Hamza, Johannes Schmelzer Ziringer
Colorist: Daniel Pazderka
VFX: Christoph Hofer
Sound Design and Mix: Georg Tomandl
Producers: Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Elke Groen
Diagonale 2020 Graz / Austria: National Premiere
Elke Groen, born 1969 in Gmunden, OÖ. Studied Architectur und Fotographie in Vienna. 1999 founded Filmproduction Meter Film, 2005 founded Groen.Film. Since 1997 working as director and editor.
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