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The Border Fence


A political satire about populism and its absurd consequences. In spring 2016, Austrian politicians fear an onslaught of war refugees via Italy and announce a new border fence. The residents fear the fence just as much as the supposedly threatening alienation of their homeland. At the end of the film, the fence is still curled up in the container, as the feared refugee rush never materialized.

Running Time: 112 min.
Subject(s): Current Affairs, Immigration and Migration, Society
Language(s): German
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Markus Glaser ,Wolfgang Widerhofer, Michael Kitzberger, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Cinematographer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editor(s): Emily Artmann, Gernot Grassl
Production Company: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Festival Participation

  • IDFA - 2018
  • DocPoint Helsinki - 2019
  • Ambulante - 2019
  • ZagrebDox - 2019
  • One World Prague - 2019
  • CPH:DOX - 2019
  • DokFest München - 2019
  • DocAviv - 2019
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest - 2019

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