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Matter Out of Place

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Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Run Time: 105 min. Rating: Not rated Release Year: 2022 Language: German

Waste on the shores, waste on the mountains. On ocean floors and deep down in the earth. The term “matter out of place” refers to objects in a place they do not originally belong to. Acclaimed Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter, in his new film, traces immense amounts of waste across our planet. Therapeutic and galvanizing all at once, MATTER OUT OF PLACE confirms Geyrhalter as a documentarian with boundless ambition and concern for this collective home we call Earth.

“Mesmerizing and strangely beautiful.” —Variety

“Engrossing work of ecological-anthropological documentary from [a] maestro.” —Screen Daily

“This beautifully made film presents a multi-layered, piercingly intelligent account of waste as a formidable symbol of development and destruction caused by humankind.”
—International Cinephile Society

“This year’s most riveting film about garbage.”
—Global Comment