Synopsis

In a valley in the Ukrainian Carpathian forest lies the small and forgotten town of Königsfeld. In 1775, the Habsburg Queen, Maria Theresa, sent a hundred foresters and their families here from the Austrian west of the kingdom. All that remains today of the now over two century-old timber industry are factory ruins, potholes in the valley road and an increasingly seldom heard German dialect. Only a few factories survived a flood that cut the village off from the rest of the world, and left it economically isolated. An atmosphere of farewell hangs heavy in the air.

Film Credits

Director:
Lukas Pitscheider
Writer:
Lukas Pitscheider
Starring:
Elisabeth Kais
Joseph Horkawtschuk
Vitali Fedak
Peter Sojma

More Information

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Country: Ukraine, Austria
Language: German, Ukrainian
Released:29 September 2020
Duration: 85 min
Genres: Documentary

The Last Austrians

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