DIE LETZTEN ÖSTERREICHER
In a valley in the Ukrainian forest Carpathians lies the forgotten Austrian village of Königsfeld. After Queen Maria Theresa settled forest workers here more than two centuries ago, a timber industry grew up. Today, however, only factory ruins, potholes in the valley road and the increasingly seldom heard dialect bear witness to this. Since a flood cut the place off from the rest of the world, the question of a farewell hangs in the air: stay or emigrate? (Zurich Film Festival, film stills © LukasPit Filmproduktion)
Winner of the German Documentary Music Award 2020
English/Original Title: THE LAST AUSTRIANS. Writer: Lukas Pitscheider. Camera: Steven Heyse. Sound: Werner Weitschacher. Editing: Johannes Schellhorn. Music: Christian Bakanic, Klemens Bittmann, Christofer Frank. Production: LukasPit Filmproduktion. Producer: Lukas Pitscheider. Length: 85 min.