Run-Time: 1 x 50 min.
Directed by Waltraud Paschinger
A co-production by dreiD.at filmproduktion and ORF in association with ORF-Enterprise and Kulturförderung Kärnten
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER) , German (SUB TITLE)
Nock - Mountains at Heaven's Door
Nockberge - Land zwischen Himmel und Erde
You might think you were in Ireland, you might sense the vastness of Castile in Spain, but you'd never believe this was the heart of the Austrian Alps: the Nock Mountains are - geologically - Austria's oldest landscape. For a hundred million years, the land around them has risen and fallen, while the mountains themselves hardly moved. And for the past thousand years, the same has been true of the harmonious co-existence of wild nature and rural culture. Wreathed in gentle clouds circling the smooth green mountain tops, there is a serenity to this region that makes it easy to believe you're not far from heaven's door.
The wide open spaces and the wealth of small natural wonders that characterize these gentle, green mountains have been successfully preserved: wild rivers, endless woodland, lush mountain meadows, wildflowers and wild animals, amongst them the largest: red deer and golden eagles. A perfect territory for creatures shrouded in mystery: the nearly invisible stone marten, the mystic raven and the inquisitive European adder.