Austria 2021 – Director: Jannis Lenz – Original language: German, Turkish – Subtitles: English, German

As a child, Ahmet wanted to be an actor. Joining the Austrian army offered more security. He boxes, is disciplined and in great shape but now he is playing Stanley in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and must learn to show feelings. A complex search for identity and at the same time a wonderfully musical play on stereotypes and role models. Ysabel Fantou

We present the German premiere of the film.


Writer: Jannis Lenz. Camera: Jakob Fuhr. Sound: Benedikt Palier. Editing: Jannis Lenz, Roland Stöttinger, Nooran Talebi. Music: Benedikt Palier. Production: Panama Film. Producer: David Bohun. Length: 76 min. International Sales: Lemonade Films (Festivalvertrieb).

No youth rating


Jannis Lenz

The director grew up in Germany. He studied directing in Jessica Hausner's master class at the Vienna Film Academy and worked as an assistant for Michael Haneke. He received the scholarship for cinematography from the Austrian Ministry of Culture and is an official member of the European Film Academy. His films have screened at many festivals.


SOLDAT AHMET, AT 2021, 76 min.
BATTLEFIELD, AT/DE, 2020, 8 min.
WANNABE, AT/DE, 2017, 30 min.


Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition

Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.

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  • Saturday
    HFF - Audimax
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Jannis Lenz (director)
  • Monday
    Deutsches Theater Silbersaal
    Original with English Subtitles
  • Tuesday
    Einstein 28
    German original language, Q&A with Jannis Lenz (director)
  • Friday
    Bellevue di Monaco
    Original with English subtitles

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