New US Trailer for Neolithic Survival Film 'Iceman' with Jürgen Vogel
"At first, the man was believed to be a hiker. Later, his stone age origins were revealed…" Film Movement has debuted a new official US trailer for Iceman, a stone age survival thriller set in the snowy Ötztal Alps (located on Austria / Italy border). This premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017, and we originally posted a trailer for it back then. This could be described as an early Neolithic man version of The Revenant, about one man who angrily seeks revenge but must first survive the brutal Ötztal Alps. Jürgen Vogel stars as Kelab, with the full cast including Susanne Wuest, André Hennicke, Violetta Schurawlow, Sabin Tambrea, Martin Schneider, and an appearance by Franco Nero. The film uses an early version of the Rhaetic language. This actually looks pretty damn good, with some epic footage and plenty of gnarly beards.
Here's the new official US trailer (+ another poster) for Felix Randau's Iceman, direct from YouTube:
5000 years ago: A man lives with his woman and their children in the Ötztals Alps. Coming back to his hut after hunting one day, he finds his family murdered, the shed burned down and a holy amulet stolen. Full of rage, he decides to challenge the freezing mountains to find the killer of his family. Surrounded only by ice, he marches on for days, crying out for revenge. Iceman is written and directed by German filmmaker Felix Randau, of the films Northern Star and The Calling Game previously. This originally premiere at the Locarno and Hamburg Film Festivals back in 2017, and opened in Germany late that year. Film Movement will finally release Randau's Iceman in select US theaters + on VOD starting March 15th, 2019 coming up.
Can't say I agree with either shiboleth or Raw below. I definitely want to see this film and I definitely want to see this guy get all those guys who wrecked havoc on his family and his life. You bet. I love these kinds of movies taking place in this part of history. Great locations and production design and costume and yea, they already hooked me.
thespiritbo on Feb 5, 2019
Yeah, I'm with you. Same here.
Alex Billington on Feb 5, 2019
Good, I'm glad to hear that, Alex. What's wrong with people? This looks to have all one would want in this kind of film. Oh well. Who cares? I don't need anyone else to like what I like to enjoy a film. Good to know a 'professional'...lol...feels like I do though. Cheers!
thespiritbo on Feb 6, 2019
Let's go down the list here; 1. Grizzled mountain man kicking nature's ass. 2. Grizzled mountain man kicking the shit out of other grizzled mountain men. 3. Franco Nero. 4. Beards. I'm in.
grimjob on Feb 5, 2019
Where's Mads Mikkelsen? But seriously, I'm a bit disappointed in the story and I'm bummed I already know the ending...
THE_RAW_ on Feb 5, 2019
Whoa, no spoilers!
grimjob on Feb 5, 2019
But, really? Ok, it's a film and therefore a mindless fun, but still... To make a film about people who have a structure of modern man society while they live in something close to the stone ages? Fascinating stuff, I must say ...
shiboleth on Feb 5, 2019
Really, REALLY dumb idea for a film. Liam Neason missed a chance with this one.
Charles Knowlton on Feb 6, 2019
I'm hoping the twist will be an appearance of some ancient aliens.
Lewis on Feb 6, 2019
But where's Wim Hof though?
DAVIDPD on Feb 6, 2019
The Iceman's body is supposed to be 5000 years old, which means he made his trek around 3500 BC. While the only known "Civilization" extant at that time was in Mesopotamia, it is assumed that human beings were developed in other areas that they actually, you know, lived like humans in shelters and had mates and kids and tools and shit. What is represented is not having the "people who have a structure of modern man society while they live in something close to the stone ages". The Stone Age lasted over 3 million years and ended around 6000 BC, so this was probably in the Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age. Civilization didn't spring out of the ground fully formed 2000 years ago, but people lived like people for a million years before they started Civilizations. I think this is cool. I hope he killed the Hell out of the guys who killed his family.
Sharkman1963 on Feb 6, 2019
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