Director: Gregor Schmidinger

Courtesy of: Matchbox Films Drama | Gay | Premiere | Unclassified 18+ | 88 mins | Austria | 2019



Shy and introverted 17-year-old Jakob lives with his father and grandfather. When he is not working at the abattoir or managing his anxiety with meds, he is trawling gay porn online and engaging with strangers on webcam. One night during a chat roulette session he comes across Kristjan, a young, brash American man whom he connects with on a deeper level. Stepping out of his comfort zone, Jakob accepts an invitation from Kristjan to meet him at a hardcore dance and sex party. What begins as an innocent hook up becomes much darker as Jakob forgoes his meds and is plunged into a trippy world of sexual liberation and menace.

Nervland is a visual and surreal feast that plunges viewers into the disturbed mind of a young man coming to grips with his sexuality as he wades through the darkness to find himself.


This film is presented in German with English Subtitles.


CONTENT WARNING: Sexually explicit material, strobe lighting, drug use and some violence.


“Nevrland is a bold, provocative story that digs into the mind of its teen protagonist with psychedelic intensity.”

– Gay Essential


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