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Abendland

Direction
Year
2011
Country
  • Austria
Runtime
91min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Some things can be seen more clearly at night.. .

A film poem about a continent at night, a culture on which the sun’s going down, though it’s hyper alert at the same time, an “Abendland” that, often somewhat self-obsessively, sees itself as the crown of human civilization, while its service economy is undergoing rapid growth in a thoroughly pragmatic way. Nikolaus Geyrhalter takes a look at a paradise with a quite diverse understanding of protection.

Night work juxtaposed with oblivious evening digression, birth and death, questions that await answers in the semi-darkness, a Babel of languages, the routine of the daily news, and political negotiation: All this has been captured in images with a wealth of details that make us look at things in a new way.

The longer you consider a word, the more distant is its return gaze: ABENDLAND.

Details

  • Original Title
    Abendland
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Maria Arlamovsky
  • Cinematography
    Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • Editing
    Wolfgang Widerhofer
  • Sound
    Lea Saby, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Andreas Hamza, Lenka Mikulova, Nicolas Joly, Ekkehard Baumung
  • Runtime
    91 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2011
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production

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