Cast: Markus Schleinzer, Anton Noori, Wolfgang Hübsch, Josef Hader, Paul Forman, Simon Frühwirth
In this dark, sexy, psychological coming-of-age drama, 17-year-old Jakob works at a slaughterhouse and struggles with crippling anxiety. Jakob takes refuge in the Internet, where he meets 26-year-old artist Kristjan on a cam-chat site. Caught between reality and fantasy, youth and adulthood, Jakob’s blurry process of sexual awakening is a psychedelic trip of hot, strange hallucinatory sequences of desire and madness that will bring you to the edge of your seat.
Gregor Schmidinger was born in 1985. He first studied digital television at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, and in 2007 he spent a year as an exchange student at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He graduated in 2009, having written his thesis on transmedia storytelling, and went on to study screenwriting at UCLA. He has published two short films — The Boy Next Door (2008) and Homophobia (2012) — on YouTube, where they have gotten more than 15 million views.
Male rage and toxic violence are subverted and turn into something beautiful.