|Producer:||Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film|
|Co-Producer:||Magic Hour Films (DK), Venom Films (IE), Mouka Filmi (FIN), Indie Film (NO)|
|Grant amount:||€ 67.000|
|Locations:||Vienna, Lower Austria, London, Kopenhagen, Freiburg, Straßbourg, USA|
The Visit is a documentary with comedy elements, and a philosophical exploration of our fear of strangers through the ultimate threat to our self-image: The discovery of Alien Intelligent Life.
In Vienna lies the UN-city, with its late 1970’s architecture and its extra-territorial status not unlike a giant spacecraft that has landed in the middle of the civilized world. Inside this impressive institution representing our belief in humanity, resides the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs – the OOSA.
The Visit opens with a close-up of an animal. It instinctively reacts to something unknown. Inside the OOSA, a phone rings. Deputy Director-General, astro-physicist, Dr. Mazlan Othman, is informed that an alien has arrived...