17-year-old Jakob lives with his father and grandfather in a small apartment in Vienna. Planning to start college soon, he takes a temporary job at a slaughterhouse, but his anxiety disorder gets out of control. One night he meets the 26-year-old artist Kristjan on a cam-chat sex site. Their conversation leads to a virtual friendship, and in the real world, too, though they never really meet, the two men’s paths cross in uncanny ways. After a devastating personal loss, Jakob musters all his courage and arranges to hook up with the mysterious stranger. By the time the two find themselves face to face, Jakob has already passed the point of no return.

Director's Biography
Gregor Schmidinger
Gregor Schmidinger was born in Linz in 1985. He studied digital television at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, and screenwriting at the University of California in Los Angeles. Schmidinger also works as a social media strategist for films and is co-founder of the Porn Film Festival Vienna. At the Max Ophüls Award, “Nevrland” won the Prize of the Youth Jury and Best Young Actor.
Local Artists 2019
Gregor Schmidinger
Austria 2019
88 minutes
German / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Gregor Schmidinger
Cinematography Jo Molitoris
Editing Gerd Berner
Music Gerald van der Hint
With Simon Frühwirth, Paul Forman, Josef Hader, Wolfgang Hübsch, Anton Noori
Producer(s) Ulrich Gehmacher
Orbrock Filmproduktion
World Sales
Edition Salzgeber
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2019
Austrian Rights