Austria, Germany 2016 – Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter – Original language: German – Subtitles: None – Length: 90 min.

What would the world look like without people? What if they were swallowed from the earth from one day to the next? The wind whistles through derelict abattoirs, shopping centres lie empty and slowly, very quietly, the snow would cover the concrete. HOMO SAPIENS is a documentary journey right into this world without people and without language. Julia Teichmann




Nikolaus Geyrhalter
The internationally renowned Austrian director, producer and cinematographer began his film work as a self-taught filmmaker at a young age and founded the Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion in 1994. His documentaries have won numerous awards.


ERDE, AT 2019, 115 min.
ÜBER DIE JAHRE, AT 2015, 188 min.
UNSER TÄGLICH BROT, AT 2005, 92 min.


Writer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Sound: Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson. Editing: Michael Palm. Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH. Producer: Michael Kitzberger, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer. International Sales: Autlook Filmsales