The Border Fence

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
A 2018, 112 min.


In concentric circles starting from the driveable border of the Brenner, THE BORDER FENCE measures the surroundings that were the scene of a shift in inner-European policy. At the same time, the space describes itself through Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s typical extremely precise long shots, and in extended talks with police officers, locals, hikers, farmers, innkeepers, and toll collectors. What arises in an extremely small space is the full diversity of voices expressing individual political attitudes on a topic that affects Europe, and is visible on the Brenner.
(Alejandro Bachmann, Diagonale)


Director & Photography:
Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Assistant director & Research:
Eva Hausberger

Sound & Camera assistance:
Adrian Bidron
Karl Bretschneider
Thomas Cervenca
Nora Czamler
Simon Graf
Christoph Grasser
Eva Hausberger
Manuel Prett
Lukas Schöffel
Patrick Wally

Emily Artmann
Gernot Grassl

Simon Graf
Sound Design:
Karim Weth
Sound Mixing:
Alexander Koller
Production managers:
Daniela Patz
Catrin Freundlinger

Executive producer:
Markus Glaser

Markus Glaser
Wolfgang Widerhofer
Michael Kitzberger
Nikolaus Geyrhalter

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

With support of:
Österreichisches Filminstitut
ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen
Filmfonds Wien
Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung, Abteilung Kultur


Grand Diagonale Prize Documentary: Best Austrian Documentary Film, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2018)


07.09.2018 Cinema Release in Austria


Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz, 2018