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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johannes Grenzfurthner ... Host / Himself
Eddie Codel Eddie Codel ... Himself
Jenny Marx ... Herself
Johannes Riha Johannes Riha ... Himself
Ingo Helleport Ingo Helleport ... Himself
Harald Homolka-List ... Himself
Johannes Feder Johannes Feder ... Himself
Rhys Jenkins Rhys Jenkins ... Himself
Franz Ablinger Franz Ablinger ... Himself
H.R. Giger ... Himself (archive footage)
Kathy Acker Kathy Acker ... Herself (archive footage)
Blixa Bargeld ... Himself (archive footage)
V. Vale V. Vale ... Himself
Adam W. Flynn Adam W. Flynn ... Himself
Maggie Mayhem Maggie Mayhem ... Herself
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Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom's past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism. Written by monochrom

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"A journey through the history of the nerds in this offbeat documentary" See more »


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Austria | USA

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English | German

Release Date:

June 2016 (Austria) See more »

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$15,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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At a film screening of Traceroute in Vienna, Johannes Grenzfurthner's father was asked what he learned about his son by watching the film. His answer was: "I learned when Johannes started masturbating... a year younger than me when I started." See more »

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Host: Agnostics are like vegetarians who eat fish.
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Crazy Credits

During the credit sequence a drawing of Jean-Luc Picard is shown. Picard facepalms when Jodorowsky is mentioned. See more »

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References eXistenZ (1999) See more »

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Fugue in D Min Bwv 565 (Organ)
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged and performed by EclipseFilms
(2012)
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Beautiful soundtrack
15 April 2017 | by PeervoSee all my reviews

I'm a musician, and there is one thing I absolutely HATE: careless, sloppy, unsystematic soundtracks, especially in documentary films. I know that it's hard to discover good music, but: COME ON! If it's true, Traceroute had a *total* budget of $15,000. There are no excuses anymore!

A great soundtrack is more than just a collection of great songs. A great soundtrack pulls a story along while somehow effortlessly blending into the background. The right one can help define a movie; a terrible one can ruin an otherwise decent film.

Traceroute relies heavily on its amazing soundtrack to convey the mood of childhood and rebellion, nostalgia and counter-culture, traveling and arriving. There's a retro-electronic vibe present in most of the tracks, but also classical music, and all-time favorites like Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again.'

I'm glad the track list is here on IMDb. I need it for my own road trips!


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