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Iceman (2017)

Der Mann aus dem Eis (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 15 March 2019 (USA)
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The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked.


Felix Randau


Felix Randau
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Credited cast:
Jürgen Vogel ... Kelab
André Hennicke ... Krant
Susanne Wuest ... Kisis
Sabin Tambrea ... Tasar
Martin Augustin Schneider Martin Augustin Schneider ... Gosar
Violetta Schurawlow ... Mitar
Anna F. Anna F. ... Kulan (as Anna Wappel)
Axel Stein Axel Stein ... Gris
Paula Renzler Paula Renzler ... Rasop
Franco Nero ... Ditob
Nora Pider Nora Pider
Ann-Birgit Höller Ann-Birgit Höller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Buchmann ... Trapper
Konrad Hochgruber Konrad Hochgruber ... Toran


The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked. The members of the tribe are brutally murdered, among them Kelab's wife and son, only one newborn survives - and Tineka is gone. Blinded by pain and fury, Kelab is out for one thing alone - vengeance. The pursuit of the murderers is shaping up to be quite an odyssey for Kelab. He fights for the infant's survival and against the forces of nature. And a fatal error even turns Kelab from hunter to hunted. On top of all that, the loneliness causes Kelab to doubt his actions more and more. When Kelab finally faces the murderers of his clan, his greatest challenge will be not to become a murderer himself. - Ötzi - The Iceman is one of the oldest and most well-known mummies in the world. With emotional impact, writer/director Felix Randau depicts the first ... Written by www.port-prince.de

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A fictional story of the last few days in the life of Ötzi, one of the oldest and best-preserved bodies that has ever been found, and who was discovered in 1991, 5,300 years after his estimated death. See more »


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Otzi's Story
15 February 2019 | by FoutainoflifeSee all my reviews

I loved that someone took the initiative to create this story for Otzi. We can never truly know what Otzi's life was like or what lead to his demise but we can speculate. That's what this film does. It's a fictionalized story about the Otzi's days.

The plot summary is simple. Otzi is a highly regarded member of a small tribe. He sets out to do some hunting and while he's gone a trio of men rape his woman, burn their homes, kill all but one member of the tribe and steals an important relic. This sets Otzi on a path revenge in the final days of his life.

So, let's start with the fact that there is no need to understand the ancient dialog that is used. It was easy to interpret what was going on. The actors did well with their roles and really had a way of drawing me into the film. The costumes were what you'd expect to see for this time period and I liked that they incorporated some of the artifacts found with Otzi's body into the storyline. One that stood out was how he wraps a large ember in what appeared to be leaves so that he could transport fire from the village to his campsite while hunting. I thought the settings were great. It was rough terrain and it was filmed in a way that really helped convey his loneliness, how small he was in a big world and how hard it was to survive.

I really don't have a lot to complain about. I wish there had been more focus placed on his relationships within his tribe and while I liked the film as it is, I would've liked to have seen an actual dialog and made this a bit more dramatic.

I liked it and I would think that those who have been intrigued with Otzi would find it enjoyable as well. I'm not sure as to how historically accurate things may actually be but I thought that this was aimed towards being as accurate as is possible. I would recommend this as a decent movie.

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15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy


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$1,372, 17 March 2019

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