Urlaub Vom Frieden / Vacation From Peace

Documentary film by Amin Hak-Hagir (2008)
Sound Design by Pascal Holper


1993 the 23-year-old austrian soldier Helmut R. joins the croatian army as a mercenary in the war in Yugoslavia. 15 years later he describes his experiences in the crisis area and the motives to voluntarily perform military service. Cinematically entirely focused on the protagonist a unembellished picture of military reality and violence conveyed beyond fining or mere glorification.

Director: Amin Hak-Hagir
Camera & Sound: Armin Koch
Director-Assistent: Jaquline Schmidt
Producers: Amin Hak-Hagir, Armin Koch, Stephan Wabl
Sound Design: Pascal Holper
Editing: Armin Koch
Sound Mixer: Herbert Kopitar

Diagonale 2009, Dokumentart Neubrandenburg 2009, Winner Findlingspreis Mecklenburgvorpommern 2009, East Silver 2009, This Human World 2009.