Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
Film Movement
98 Minutes
Austria, Luxembourg
Thriller, Action, Crime, Mystery
European Studies, War and Peace, History
Not Rated
DVD $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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Winner of the Audience Award at Locarno International Film Festival and from the director of Oscar-winning film, THE COUNTERFEITERS, comes this visually audacious work of Expressionistic cinema. HINTERLAND brings the visual style of post-WWI classics like THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI to the 21st-century through almost exclusive use of blue screen technology.

The year is 1920. The Austro-Hungarian Empire has fallen and what remains has devolved into social unrest and political turmoil. Peter Perg, a soldier of the Great War, returns to Vienna only to realize the place he once called home is now unfamiliar to him. Having spent years as a prisoner of war, Perg is disillusioned by this strange, new city distorted by the nightmares of war. His world is further upended when a gruesome series of murders targeting veterans begins to unfold. Feeling connected to the victims, Perg decides to investigate the mysterious crimes. A stranger in his own city, the looming threat of a serial killer begins to take its toll on him.

DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "The Third Man meets Se7en amid the chaos of post-First World War Vienna in atmospheric serial-killer thriller Hinterland, a welcome return to the limelight for director Stefan Ruzowitzky some 13 years after his The Counterfeiters landed the international Oscar. Built around a powerhouse performance by Murathan Muslu as a battle-scarred veteran enmeshed in a nightmarish murder-mystery, the film imaginatively deploys green-screen technology to conjure off-kilter visions of the Austrian capital a century ago."
    Neil Young, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "Shot almost entirely on blue screen, this return to Expressionist cinema impresses with its boldness...."
    Jay Weissberg, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "This immersive and wildly imaginative crime thriller thrives thanks to director Stefan Ruzowitzky’s (The Counterfeiters, Cold Hell) bold vision. "
    Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia
  • Highest Rating
    "Dazzling digital visuals are a key selling point for this stylish retro-noir serial killer thriller."
    Stephen Dalton, The Film Verdict
  • Highest Rating
    ""Stylish noir thriller...evocatively seedy but highly enjoyable murder mystery."
    Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia


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