DVD, Digital Release: Soldate Jeannette

Digital Release Date: June 30, 2015, DVD Release Date: June 30, 2015
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: IndiePix

From Austria, the 2013 comedy-drama Soldate Jeannette offers a portrait of two women from very different ends of the social spectrum.

Christina Elisabeth Reichsthaler and Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg in Soldate Jeannette

Christina Elisabeth Reichsthaler and Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg in Soldate Jeannette

The film follows heroine Fanni (Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg), a member of the Viennese bourgeois who tires of her life of leisure and, on the eve of her eviction, sets off for an alpine expedition where she camps in the mountains and burns her money.  Soon, she finds herself on a livestock farm where she takes up residence and befriends Anna (Christina Reichsthaler), a rebellious farm girl ready to move on from her agrarian life.  After stealing the farmer’s jeep and emboldened by their newfound liberty, they journey together in search of their dreams.

Directed by Daniel Hoesl, Soldate Jeannette was an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, where Hoesl was awarded the Hivos Tiger Award for his debut feature, and commended for its “strong imagery and visual power.”

The film is presented in German with English subtitles.

Bonus features on the DVD include the following:

  • Director Daniel Hoesel’s short film, The Madness of the Day
  • An interview with Hoesel, star Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, and the producers


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