Eisenwurzen - A Mountain Musical

A film by Eva Eckert
A 2008, 52 Min.
Stereo, Digi Beta, 16:9


Eisenwurzen is located in a longtime steel-factory region between Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Styria. EISENWURZEN - A MOUNTAIN MUSICAL is a 52 minute glance at the myths and toils of this country-like industrial landscape, a sung landscape portrait, unplugged.


The heroes and heroines - all musicians - are miners, charcoal burners, mountain farmers, hunters and factory workers. With the strange musicality of their voices they create, within a meteorological as well as social politically rough climate, a spare hymn on an already historical worker's society. One that has portrayed itself with mineral wealth, mountain top, stable work and work ethics. They sing with their songs the Eisenwurzen Blues and, at the same time, it's avantgardistic arrival in contemporary song-culture.


A Docu-musical for friends or foes of folk music.


Director, Script:   

Eva Eckert



Eva Eckert

Ludwig Löckinger


Klaus Kellermann

Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson 



Eva Eckert

Christine Öllinger


Production manager:

Nicole Scherg



Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer



NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH


with support of:

ORF (Redaktion Franz Grabner)

Land Niederösterreich

Cine Styria

Land Oberösterreich

RTR Fernsehfonds Austria


Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.
© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH


Special Prize of the Jury, 20. Internationales Berg & Abenteuer Filmfestival Graz (2008)
Nomination for the Prix Europa, (2009)
Prize, Nonfiktionale - das Festival des dokumentarischen Films in Bad Aibling (2012)


Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz, 2008
New York, 2010
Vancouver , 2010
Solothurner Filmtage, 2010
Berlin , 2009
Cologne, 2009
Hamburg, 2009
Sofia , 2009
Graz, 2008
Radstadt - Salzburg , 2008
Freistadt, 2008
Nonfiktionale - das Festival des dokumentarischen Films in Bad Aibling, 2012