Paulinus is a young novice at a small Austrian monastery in 1929. In a few days he will take his final vows and become a full member of the order. His only contact to the outside world is Jakob, a young farmer, who visits the monastery every day to deliver errands. When Paulinus’ feelings for Jakob start to grow beyond their friendship, he finds himself at a crossroads between God and the world. Before he can make his life’s most important decision, he needs to uncover where he belongs in life.
Set and filmed in historic places in Austria, “Impetus” also uses the endemic Burgenland-German dialect as the main language of the film.
Directed by Benjamin Knoebl (Austria)