The Legend of Ötzi 


Feature Film / Germany/Italy/Austria / 93 min / color

World Premiere: Locarno Festival 2017

:: Synopsis

5000 years ago: A man lives with his woman and their children in the Ötztals Alps. He has to leave his family in order to hunt and provide the necessary food to survive. But when he comes back to the hut, he finds his family murdered, the shed burned down and the holy amulet stolen.

Full of rage, he decides to challenge the freezing mountains to find the killer of his family. Surrounded only by ice, he marches on for days, crying out for revenge. But the moment he bumps into his enemy, instead of rage and revenge, he feels an unexpected sense of compassion.

The (possible) history of Ötzi, the Ice-man. 

:: Credits

Written & directed by Felix Randau
Cinematography by Jakub Bejnarowicz
Music by Beat Solèr
VFX-Supervisor Urs Franzen
Editor Vessela Martschewski
Production Design Juliane Friedrich
Make-up & Hair Design Heike Merker
Costume Design Cinzia Cioffi
Casting Emrah Ertem
Production Manager Peter Hermann
Sound Mixer Marc Parisotto
Sounddesign Thomas Neumann
Recording Mixer Gregor Bonse
Commissioning Editor Burkhard Altoff (ZDF), Olaf Grunert (ZDF/Arte), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte), Marcus Ammon (Sky), Heinrich Mis (ORF)
Executive producer Andreas Eicher, Melanie Möglich, Oliver Rihs
Co-Producer Maja Wieser Benedetti, Andreas Pichler, Oliver Schündler, Boris Ausserer, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck
Producer Jan Krüger
With Jürgen Vogel, Susanne Wuest, André M. Hennicke, Sabin Tambrea, Martin Augustin Schneider, Violetta Schurawlow, Anna F, Axel Stein, Paula Renzler and Franco Nero
Supported by IDM, Italian Tax Credit, FFF, MBB, DFFF, FFA, BKM, FISA, Carinthia Film Commission
In collaboration with ZDF / ARTE / SKY / ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Production Port-au-Prince Film, Echo Film, Lucky Bird Pictures, AMOUR FOU Vienna
Worldsales Beta Cinema
Distribution Germany Port-au-Prince
Distribution Austria Filmladen
Distribution Switzerland Ascot Elite

:: Awards & Nominations

Nomination Best Make-Up German Film Award 2018

Nomination Best Sound Design German Film Award 2018

:: Festivals

Locarno Festival, August 2017

Film Festival Hamburg, October 2017

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, November 2017

Kolkata International Film Festival, November 2017

Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film, May 2018