Original Name: Luzifer
English Name: Luzifer
Year: 2021
Run time: 103 min
Language: German
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Austria
Director: Peter Brunner
Producer: Ulrich Seidl
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Susanne Jensen
Screenplay: Peter Brunner
Cinematographer: Peter Flinckenberg
Editor: Peter Brunner
Sound Designer: Manuel Grandpierre
Music Composer: Tim Hecker
Costume Designer: Brigitta Fink
Production Designer: Michael Fissneider
Production Company: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion Gmbh
World Sales: Film Republic
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  • Locarno FF 2021
  • Stiges – Catalonian IFF 2021
  • Austin Fantastic Fest 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 To the Night
  • 2015 Those Who Fall Have Wings
  • 2013 My Blind Heart

Director’s Biography:

Peter Brunner, born 1983, is a filmmaker from Vienna. His works have premiered at renowned international film festivals including Slamdance, IFFR, and Karlovy Vary, and have received many awards. He has made various short films and music videos. In 2021 his exorcism drama Luzifer premieres in main competition at Locarno.


Inspired by the true story of an exorcism.

Johannes, an innocent, Kaspar Hauser-like man with the heart of a child, lives secluded in an alpine hut together with his eagle and his devout mother. Daily life in this isolated world is governed by prayer and ritual. But suddenly, modern objects and disruptive noises intrude between nature and worship. A tourist development threatens to poison their paradise and awaken the devil.