5,300 years ago, in Neolithic times: A tribe lives peacefully at a river in the Ötztal Alps. Their leader Kelab (JÜRGEN VOGEL) is responsible for protecting the holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is out hunting, the settlement is attacked. The entire clan is brutally murdered, including Kelab’s wife and son. The holy relic is stolen. Driven by pain and anger, Kelab has only one goal: revenge! Kelab follows the murderer’s tracks and during his odyssey across the mountains, he is exposed to nature and confronted not only with his family’s murderers, but also himself. Will he give in to his longing for revenge and turn from a victim into a perpetrator? Or can he break the endless cycle of violence?

Production details


93 min

editorial department

Burkhardt Althoff (ZDF), Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE), Markus Ammon (SKY)


Felix Randau


Jürgen Vogel, Franco Nero, André M. Hennicke, Susanne Wuest, Violetta Schurawlow, Sabin Tambrea, Axel Stein u.v.a.


Jakub Bejnarowicz

executive producers

Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Echo Film, Lucky Bird Pictures, Amour Fou Vienna


Port au Prince Pictures GmbH

international distribution

Beta Cinema


Lucky Bird Pictures GmbH

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press reviews

Ötzi, the world’s most famous glacier mummy, finally gets his own biopic – a fast-moving mix of reconstructing the history of mankind and revenge western.



In the Neolithic epic “Iceman“ Jürgen Vogel wins the audience over. The spectacular scenery of the movie leaves you speechless. Be prepared for a world full of archaic feelings, gestures and instincts.

Süddeutsche Zeitung


“Spectacular locations and pure storytelling … There has not really been anything quite like it in the years since a PATHFINDER (1987) or an ATARANJUAT, THE FAST RUNNER (2001), suggesting that novelty value alone could earn it attention and a commercial life.”


„The actor’s physical presence is impressive and he’s compelling even if we never understand a word he says — not that Otzi’s much of a talker to begin with.“ “High-octane entertainment … cleverly plays with audience expectations.”

The Hollywood Reporter


„A rare cinematic experience. Not to be missed!“

Movie Maker