Glorious Deserter

Film Title:

Glorious Deserter


    Friday 28 September 16:00 Tuesday 2 October 18:00


80 mins

Director: Gabriele Neudecker Country: Austria
Writer: Gabriele Neudecker Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Stefan Aglassinger, Gabriele Neudecker Print Source: Pimp the Pony Productions
Producer: Stefan Aglassinger, Gabriele Neudecker
Cast: Alexander Kortoletzky, Markus Klampfer, Peter Neudecker jr

UK Premiere

Taking a look behind the stereotype of the blond-haired, blue-eyed Nazi soldier, Glorious Deserter studies a collection of brave young Austrians, men who chose to champion their own beliefs rather taking orders from the Third Reich’s war machine.

Linked once by their acts of desertion and now by circumstance, the men try to forge normal lives in post-war Austria but find their paths strewn with disillusionment, guilt, estrangement and painful recollection. Some of them have their wives, others have religion to support and help them move on – but for many, it seems, things can never be quite the same again.

In an unconventional twist, Glorious Deserter is written almost entirely in direct address to the audience, and shot like a contemporary documentary; each of the characters have their part of the film, and although their narrative is fluid you can’t help but feel as if there’s someone just behind the camera, asking questions. If there were, that ‘someone’ would be Gabriele Neudecker: producer, writer, director and editor of Glorious Deserter, a veteran of three short films taking her first step into the world of features – and finding she can stand.

Orestes Kouzof

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