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PROFILERS - GAZE INTO THE ABYSS

Barbara Eder
AT DE 2013    54' 85'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Crime & Investigative 

Synopsis

Their job is to investigate the dark minds of serial killers, terrorists and rapists. While fictional stories of criminal profilers fascinate mass audiences, their professional reality entails an enormous psychological burden. The film portraits top profilers from the USA, Finland, South Africa, Germany at their daily routine and when it comes to the challenge of living a “normal” life. How can you enjoy life, when you deal with the worst excesses of human beings day after day?

Credits

Director

Barbara Eder

Producers

Mathias Forberg, Viktoria Salcher

Co-Producer

Nicole Ringhut

Production Company

Prisma Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH

Co-Production Company

Belle Epoque Films

Cinematography

Hajo Schomerus

Editors

Dieter Pichler, Rosanna Saavedra Santis

Music

Atanas Tcholakov

Film Details

Runtime 54' 85'
Spoken Languages German, English, Finnish
Production Countries Austria, Germany

Biography

Barbara Eder was born in Eisenstadt, Austria in 1976. She studied film directing at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and made numerous short films like SLEEPLESS (2002), DEATH, DEVIL & TV (2004) and documentaries including HEAVEN, HELL, ROSARY (2005) and AUF HOHER SEE (2006). Her first long feature film is INSIDE AMERICA (2010), which was screened at international film festivals around the world, e.g. TORONTO, GOTEBURG, PUSAN, THESSALONIKI, SARAJEVO, TORINO. INSIDE AMERICA was awarded by the SPECIAL AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM at MAX OPHÜLS FESTIVAL 2011, nominated for BEST FEATURE FILM at the AUSTRIAN FILM AWARDS 2012 and is currently nominated for BEST SCRIPT by the THOMAS PLUCH SCRIPT AWARDS.

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