Sergeant Major Eismayer is known and feared as the toughest training officer in the Austrian Armed Forces, ruthless with recruits, and unwavering in his discipline, order, and macho toughness. But when he falls in love with Falak, a recruit who unashamedly embraces his homosexuality, Eismayer’s closeted existence is shaken to the core. To a man like Eismayer, loving another man cannot be reconciled with understanding what a model soldier should be. Will he choose to protect his badass tough guy image over all else, or can he follow his heart and his true desire? Inspired by a true story.
David Wagner was born in 1982 and grew up near Vienna. He spent the early 2000s making short films with friends before entering the film industry in 2003, learning how professional films are produced by working in several different roles on film sets. Wagner’s short films have been shown at many respected international short film festivals, including the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis and the Tel Aviv Student Film Festival, and have received numerous awards. His first feature film screenplay Eismayer was awarded the Script Talent Award in 2019.