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Soldat Ahmet

AT 2021, 76 min, Jannis Lenz

Ahmet is the dutiful son of Turkish immigrants, a tough boxer and hardworking soldier dedicated to "serving Austria". Throughout his life, he has learned to conform to the expectations of others.

The desire to feel like himself again forces Ahmet to pursue an old dream and enroll in acting classes. There, he is encouraged to confront his own vulnerability. But that is easier said than done. Ahmet hasn't cried since childhood. And the more he tries to break out of traditional gender roles, the stronger the conflicts with himself become.

Soldier Ahmet begins as a parable about a Turkish migrant living in Austria. As the film progresses, it reveals a complex portrait of a young man, his quest for belonging and the power of his emotional world.


Visions du Réel 2021, CH | Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Films 2021, AT | Sarajevo Film Festival 2021, BA | Biografilm Festival 2021, IT | Filmfestival Kitzbühel 2021, AT  | Frame[o]ut Festival 2021, AT | This Human World Film Festival 2021, AT | DOK.Fest München 2022, DE | Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2022, US | Julien Dubuque IFF 2022, US | International Film Festival of Uruguay 2022, UY


Best Sound Design for Documentary Film (Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Films 2021) | Austrian Competition Award (This Human World Film Festival 2021, AT)



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1.12., 18.30 - Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems
6.12., 20.00 - Kino Freistadt

18.1., 20.00 - Moviemento, Linz
9.2., 19.30 - Volkskino, Klagenfurt


Actors Studio, Wien
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Sabine Derflinger:

4.12., 13.00 - Admiral Kino, Wien


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Volkskino Klagenfurt (ab 13.12.)
Actors Studio, Wien

13.12., 19.30 - Schlossstadl Keutschach
18.12., 11.00 - K3 Filmfestival

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will be screened at

This Human World, AT 2022
8.45 pm, 9th December

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