Ahmet is a soldier, a boxer, a paramedic, the son of a Turkish immigrant family as well as an actor. When he has to learn to cry for one of his roles, a narrative develops that carefully and with a lot of finesse breaks down Ahmet's initial harshness and thus turns it into a story defined by closeness and devotion.
Jannis Lenz created a touching and humorous portrait that confronts one with one's own prejudices and expectations about masculinity and life. The protagonist becomes tangible and yet eludes any preconceived form or idea.
Jannis Lenz studied directing in Jessica Hausner's master class at the Vienna Film Academy, where he also worked as an assistant for Michael Haneke. He is a Berlinale Talents Alumni, received the Austrian Ministry of Culture's scholarship for film art, the award of the Society of Fine Artists of Austria and is an official member of the European Film Academy. SOLDAT AHMET is his feature film debut.