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A hard-as-nails drill sergeant’s journey from serving in silence to true love is explored in this compelling character study based on a true story.

Charles Eismayer is a notoriously strict training officer in the Austrian Armed Forces. On the surface a family man with a wife and young son, he leads a secret life of anonymous hookups with men on the side. When he butts heads with the handsome Falak, an openly gay recruit, Eismayer faces some life changing choices and some unexpected feelings. Will he make the decision to be true to himself or maintain his long-held facade of military-style hypermasculinity?

Content warning: contains homophobic language

Sydney Premiere

Presented with

  • International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize, Venice International Film Festival 2022

“The writer-director’s script and steady hand behind the camera breathe life into a bracing, heartbreaking, and ultimately reaffirming picture.”

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About Eismayer
  • Community

    Gay Men
  • Director

    David Wagner
  • Cast

    Gerhard Liebmann Luka Dimić Julia Koschitz Anton Noori
  • Producer

    Arash T. Riahi Sabine Gruber
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Loco Films
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    David Blanco
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