Austria 2011 – Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter – Original language: Czech, English, German, Italian, Slovak, Spanish – Subtitles: English
It is night time in Europe. Refugees wait at a border in the Balkans. People protest against the transport of nuclear waste. In a premature baby unit a newborn is being fed. We see drunken revellers at Munich Oktoberfest, assembly-line workers, evensong in Rome. These diverse scenes, which come from the most varied corners of Europe and include all walks of life, are woven together by Geyrhalter into an associative journey through the West. Birth and death, loud and quiet, holding back and pushing forward – by night the course of life reveals itself in all its glory. In his inimitable style Geyrhalter links tacit impressions together in a visual parade and the political naturally reveals itself. Dunja Bialas
Writer: Maria Arlamovsky, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer. Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Sound: Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Ekkehard Baumung, Andreas Hamza, Lenka Mikulova, Lea Saby. Editing: Wolfgang Widerhofer. Production: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion. Producer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Length: 90 min. International Sales: Autlook Filmsales
The internationally renowned Austrian director, producer and cinematographer began his film work as a self-taught filmmaker at a young age and founded the Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion in 1994. His documentaries have won numerous awards.
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