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Matter Out of Place on DVD and Digital: June 27

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Coming to iTunes, Vimeo-On-Demand, and Amazon Prime Video.
Exclusive OVID streaming premiere on June 14.
Waste on the shores, waste on the mountains. On ocean floors and deep down in the earth. The term “matter out of place” refers to objects in a place they originally do not belong to. In his unique imagery consisting of minutely composed pictures, director Nikolaus Geyrhalter traces immense amounts of waste across our planet. On his journey, Geyrhalter illustrates the sheer endless struggle of people to gain control over the vast amounts of waste that we produce every single day. Collecting, shredding, burning, burying – a Sisyphean task, which ostensibly solves the global problem of rubbish that is stealthily growing.
Watch the trailer on Youtube!
(c) Philipp HorakNikolaus Geyrhalter is one of world cinema’s most renowned and celebrated documentary filmmakers. Famous for his unmistakable style which draws on calm, carefully framed wide shots with an eye for geometric compositions, his "extraordinary" (The Guardian) and "shockingly beautiful" (The Village Voice) films eschew commentary or music to create visually striking accounts of places at the margins of our perception while, at the same time, cataloging social phenomena in a cinematically epic fashion. Whether exploring the terrain of post-disaster Chernobyl (Pripyat), reflecting on a post-human world (Homo Sapiens), or investigating modern day food production (Our Daily Bread), Geyrhalter’s films are nothing short of startling works of art. (Photo courtesy of Philipp Horak)

Icarus Films is proud to now distribute three of Nikolaus Geyrhalter's films, as well as a six-film special edition boxset in partnership with KimStim. Learn more on
More from Nikolaus Geyrhalter

OUR DAILY BREAD To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, OUR DAILY BREAD takes us into the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming, featuring monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds - a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. 

SIX FILMS BY NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER An Icarus Films & KimStim co-release 6 Film, 7-Disc special edition box set. Includes OUR DAILY BREAD, HOMO SAPIENS, OVER THE YEARS, ABENDLAND, ELSEWHERE, & PRIPYAT. "Geyrhalter’s work is prime for discovery or rediscovery, and a new box set from Icarus Films provides the perfect opportunity to dive into it. These films are more vital than ever, both politically and aesthetically." —Hyperallergic 

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • An Icarus Films Release
2023 • Austria • 105 min • In German & English with English Subtitles
DVD SRP: $29.98 / 8-54565-00406-1

Chris Jones
Entertainment Editor

Chris Jones is the Mail Entertainment Editor covering Movies and Television topics. He is from Washington, Illinois, and is the owner, writer, and editor of Overly Honest Reviews.