A local hunter takes seven teenage dropouts to an isolated mountain farm in the German alps where they are met by a social worker and her assistant. It is their job to help them fit back into society. But the wild environment makes them even more estranged and agitated. They take advantage of the weaknesses of the social workers and the program turns into an open fight for regognition, identity and love...
That a small experiment alone, directed by Hans Steinbichler can turn into such an impressive film shows what a great talent is at work here. It's going to be interesting to see what Steinbichler will show in the years to come.
Hans Steinbichler and once again his splendid camerawoman Bella Halben (...), how powerful hopelessness and depression can be played out.
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG