Life Eternal

Synopsis: Brenner returns to Graz, the city where he grew up. When confronted with his old friends, his former girlfriend and the major sin he committed when he was young, murders and a fateful gunshot to the head result. After Brenner comes out of a coma, he begins to search for the person who tried to kill him - however, everybody claims that he himself is responsible. In the beginning Brenner was at the end of his rope, but he could face a new beginning in the end.
Director(s): Wolfgang Murnberger
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
123 min


Based on the novel by Wolf Haas

You don't have the years, Mr. Brenner.

Is something wrong?

It's just a headache.

What do you mean

I don't have the years?

To receive more than minimum retirement benefits

you have to work,

you have to work until...

you are 84.

Do you have money saved up?

A private pension plan?

Nothing, hm.

- Nope.

For the past 8 years...

you weren't registered as employed.

You didn't apply for unemployment pay either.

What did you do all that time?

I was self-employed.

Yes, but you didn't pay income tax.

That's because I didn't earn anything.

No place of residence either.

Did you just get divorced?

- No.

I'm kind of

in an employment rut at the moment.

You have no flat, no medical insurance,

no social security, no bank account.

You're off the grid.

I wouldn't call that an employment rut.

We have to apply for

minimum income benefits.

Do you have some ID?


Driver's license?

No, not here.

Second floor, room 214.


Excuse me, I forgot something.


I have a house.

- You have a house?


- On the moon?

In Graz.

Well, somethings happened again.

But Brenner never would have dreamed...

he would be returning to Puntigam.

Because he's always been the type

who was drawn to the big wide world.

Linz, Salzburg, Eisenstadt...

He really got around.

There was just one place

wild horses couldn't have dragged him.

Next stop:

But don't think he didn't want to go back...

because of what he yelled

at his grandpa once in a fight:

Take your lousy house and shove it!

Youthful cockiness, so to speak.

All that was long forgotten,

water under the bridge.

So what was the reason

he was dead set against ever going back?

Pay attention to what I have to say:

You don't need a reason for that.

Because basically, no matter who you are,

hometown is always a little - you know.


What are you doing there?

Mr. Brenner?

Well, this is a nice surprise!



Mr. Brenner?

Mr. Brenner, what did you do?

I blew a fuse.

Sorry, that was the heater.

What, you're not heating with electricity?!

Do you know how expensive that is?

- It's already off.

There's more damage too.

Since your mother died,

it's been completely neglected.

In case you want to sell it,

I'd be interested.

Before some a**hole settles in

next door.

You know how it is.

Do you have a chain saw?

- Why?

Careful, it'll get stuck!

You have to saw from below.

Yeah, I know.

Well, now that's...

messed up.

You have insurance, right?

The gas has probably gone flat!

Mr. Brenner?

I'm going to sleep now.

I pulled the plug because you never know...

If it rains,

we'll blow another fuse, right?




Good morning.

- Hello, morning.

Aw, c'mon, you stupid piece of junk!

Screw you.

Argh! God.


Hi, Kcki.


you're shittin' me.


Did I overlook something?

Do we have a high school reunion?

We never graduated.

You got a beer?

How's business?

Next question please.

Can you lend me some money?


If you want, you can have it.

I don't need it.


Done, boss!

- Good,


Excuse me, boss.

About the money...

No problem, you're excused.

It's been three weeks.

Pinto, I don't have anything today...

Next week, okay?

If you won't lend me anything,

maybe you can sell something for me.

Depends on what.

You want to sell that?

Hello, it's me.


What do you mean? What time is it?

What time is it?

Don't freak out,

that's not that late, c'mon.


who I'm sittin' here having a beer with.

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Josef Hader

Josef Hader (born 14 February 1962) is an Austrian comedian, actor, and writer. more…

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