Flying as a dream and a passion, a job and a fate. That's the story of pilots Nilton and Fernando, hoboes of the air. They fly over Amazonia, the largest river region on the planet and its greatest forest, both a miracle of creation and a target of deforestation.
Amazonia is portrayed in brilliant bird's-eye-view images, through authentic characters and their stories, actors, the pilots' voices, their thoughts concerning flying, fact and invention. A film that maintains a balance between realism and poetry, everyday life and dreams, combining them to pull the viewer into this world. An invitation to fly along.
'Flyers' is the sixth film in Herbert Brödl's Equator cycle, its conclusion after 'Eclipse' (2002), 'Bad Boy' (2000), 'Little Fruit' (1998), 'Goldland' (1996) and 'Jaguar and Rain' (1994). These films are set at the center of the world, scenes and stories of the Tropics.
Docufiction, Austria 2008, 82 Minutes
Cast: Nilton Bicudo, Fernando Alves Pinto, Juarez Gomes, Valdivino Almeida, Rosa Malagueta, David Almeida , João Reis, Denis Mendes, Lauriane Gomes, Ramon Queiroz
Written and directed by: Herbert Brödl
Photography: Volker Tittel
Editor: Katrin Köster
Music: Karwan Marouf
Sound: Eckehard Braun
Flight Coordination: Walter Lincoln
Assistant Director: Rune Tavares
Dramatic Advisor: Reinhard Wulf
Produced by: Geyrhalter Film
2008 São Paulo, Florenz, Hof, Sofia
2009 Graz, Mexico City
With the support of : Österreichisches Filminstitut, ORF, WDR/Arte, Filmfonds Wien